Rappel Rock Closure Order 05-77

On January 25, 2008, Josh Taiz, the district wildlife biologist of the Santa Catalina Ranger District photocopied the closure order for Rappel Rock for me (see below). This closure is in effect for 2008. The net of the closure order is that:

  1. Rappel Rock is closed to climbing from March 15th through June 30th.
  2. Rappel Rock is considered a biologically sensitive area and is closed for the purpose of protecting Peregrine Falcon habitat.
  3. The penalty for climbing on Rappel Rock during the closure is at most $500 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.

Note that this closure order has been in effect since April 16th, 1991.

Special Closure Order 05-77 Map of Rappel Rock
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