For the protection of natural geologic features and vegetation such as lichens and mosses, technical rock climbing in the monument is only allowed on Pilot Rock. Rock climbing on Pilot Rock is subject to the restrictions described below.
The south face of Pilot Rock provides some of the best technical climbing opportunities in southwestern Oregon. Seven technical routes exist on Pilot Rock. To date, four of the routes have conservatively placed fixed anchors. To protect peregrine falcons and their nesting productivity at Pilot Rock, the south and east sides of Pilot Rock are subject to seasonal closures from February 1 to July 30 each year. These seasonal climbing restrictions may be lifted if the BLM determines that peregrine falcons are not nesting or confirms that their young have fledged and moved far enough away from the rock face to avoid disturbance by climbers.
New fixed anchors cannot be placed without prior BLM authorization. Please contact Dennis Byrd for additional information on establishing new anchors.
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Outdoor Recreation Planner