Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Arches National Park - Rock Climbing Restriction

Officials at Arches National Park on Tuesday issued a statement reinforcing the park's long-standing rock-climbing ban on all named arches after Potter announced that he had successfully "free climbed" the nearly 50-foot-high southeast Utah icon using no protective equipment.

Arches acting Chief Ranger Karen McKinlay-Jones believes Potter's actions on Sunday violated the intent of park regulations but said the park's solicitor advised against Potters prosecution because the statute "was not worded well." Read the full article here.

Arches National Park