Alerts & Ongoing Issues2019-02-14T10:53:20+00:00

Access Alerts

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Newhalem Seasonal Raptor Closure & Opportunity To Volunteer

March 1, 2019 A seasonal raptor closure will be in place for select Newhalem climbing areas to protect nesting Peregrine falcons in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of North Cascades National Park. The WCC asks that you respect this closure. Thank You.
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Voluntary Falcon Closure at Index

May 14, 2018 Nesting falcons with chicks have been located on the Diamond. Avoid climbing above pitch 4 on affected area. The WCC in conjunction with State Parks has instituted a voluntary closure in this area through July 15th. The WCC asks that you respect this closure. Thank You.
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Ongoing Issues