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Rock Climbing is Allowed in California, But Areas Closed

As long as it's done with the people you're self-isolating with

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling people to head outdoors during the shelter-in-place order as long as they follow social distancing guidelines. “We want you to see sunsets,” he said. “We want you to enjoy activities outdoors. What they don’t want is people congregating outside in large groups.”

The governor said the state has released a new list of activities allowed, as long as they’re done only with members of your household and if you maintain a distance of six feet from others. Rock climbing is on the list, as is tree climbing. Areas like Yosemite, Bishop and Joshua Tree remain closed.

Allowed in California

— Athletics
— Badminton (singles)
— Throwing a baseball or softball
— BMX biking
— Canoeing (singles)
— Crabbing
— Cycling
— Exploring rock pools
— Gardening (not in groups)
— Golf (singles, walking – no cart)
— Hiking (on trails and paths allowing distancing)
— Horseback riding (singles)
— Jogging and running
— Kite boarding and kitesurfing
— Meditation
— Outdoor photography
— Picnics (with your stay-home household members only)
— Quad Biking
Rock Climbing
— Roller Skating and Roller Blading
— Rowing (singles)
— Scootering (not in groups)
— Skateboarding (not in groups)
— Soft martial arts – Tai Chi, Chi Kung (not in groups)
— Table tennis (singles)
— Throw and catch an American mini football, Frisbee or Frisbee golf (not in groups)
— Trail running
— Trampolining
— Tree climbing
— Volleyball (singles)
— Walk the dog
— Wash the car
— Watch the sunrise or sunset
— Yoga