This website is intended for any land manager, owner, or planner who manages rock climbing. 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 as well as the presentations from the 2010 and 2007 National Climbing Management Summits.

Climbing Management Plans

-Climbing Management Plans are an effective way for land managers to manage climbing on both public and private lands. Under the Climbing Information and Management Plans tab there are existing management plans organized by state and by land manager as well as a Climbing Management Guide. 

-Management plans for climbing will depend on many factors, including whether the land is public or private, the mission of the agency or field unit, and staffing or budgetary resources. Climbing management plans can address social, resource, legal, and economic issues.

Related Research

-The Issues and Research tab has a large selection of research papers divided into three categories: Resource Issues, Social Issues, and Economics.

-Land managers and other interested parties can use this information to learn about the potential effects of outdoor recreation and specifically climbing. 

-The research will be relevant to anyone interested in the effects of climbing on an area.

Climbing Policies and Information
-Current climbing policies can be found in the Climbing Information and Management Plans tab.  They are organized geographically and by the land manager responsible for them.

-Land managers and other interested parties can use this information to check climbing policies in areas across the country, and as an aid to creating their own climbing policies.