23 May

Peregrine Closure Moved at Laurel Knob

The peregrine eyrie (nesting location) has moved at Laurel Knob. It is no longer on Fathom and it is now in the Dillard Canyon. Two actions are effective immediately:

All routes in the Dillard Canyon are closed until Aug 15.

All routes right of Dillard Canyon are now open year-round.

Thank you for respecting peregrine falcon closures and our efforts to protect this great species.

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25 Feb

Peregrine Closures, 2023

The Carolina Climbers Coalition work closely with USFS and NC Wildlife Resource Commission biologists each year to ensure that peregrine falcon closures are accurate per eyrie sites, and help balance conservation of the species with reasonable access to climbing destinations. Thank you, climbers, for respecting these USFS closure zones and for helping protect this amazing species.

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