Over the years the Park Service has been much more actively involved in managing climbing in the Park itself. Camping in Boston Basin has been subject to permit requirements and quotas since the 1980’s, and there has been an active climbing ranger program since about that time. Overall, the the Park Service has supported climbing. They have completed a large number of high profile rescues, and they rebuilt part of the climbers’ access trail for Eldorado Peak in about 2004.
More recently, the Park Service has taken an aggressive stance on the issue of bolting within the park, removing rappel stations that had been installed for safety reasons on the most popular rock climb in the park and imposing a moratorium on any further bolting when there was no threat of widepread use of bolts in the park.