Gripped Magazine

May 18, 2013

American Alpine Club Criticizes National Park Service Statement: “ ‘Sport Climbing’ Language Unhelpful and Ambiguous.”

The long-awaited Director’s order 41, with its outline of bolting policies for parks, including major areas like Yosemite and Joshua Tree, has been lauded by some as an unmitigated victory for climbers access. While some aspects of the order certainly are positive (anchors are
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