Daily Archives: May 18, 2013

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 accepted as compatible with wilderness, no interim bolt ban is required, and individual parks can make policies that do not require approval of every anchor), some, including the American Alpine Club, have found certain aspects of the order confusing.