This website is intended for land managers, advocates, researchers and planners interested in managing rock climbing areas. This site contains sample documents, contact information of experts across the country, existing planning documents, research and other valuable resources related to the management of rock climbing.

Climbing Policies

Current climbing policies and management plans organized by state:  Climbing Information and Management Plans.

A quick view of plans with effective partnerships between climbers and land managers:  Best Practices 


The Issues and Research tab has a large selection of research papers related to climbing and resource management.

Land managers and other interested parties can use this information to learn about management of outdoor recreation and specifically climbing.

 Climbing Management Summits

There have been numerous Climbing Management Summits and climbing management themed conferences to date, bringing together land managers, non-profits, and climbers to discuss climbing management practices with the goals of implementing best practices across a wide range of climbing resource related topics.

 Presentations and resources from these summits and conferences can be accessed on the Summits page.