Climbers are being cut out of City of Rocks’ Climbing Management Plan (CMP) revision and your voice is needed to call Congress urging a more reasonable National Park Service (NPS) management alternative that eases the absolute climbing ban on the Twin Sisters.
The Twin Sisters, closed to climbing since 1993, are the most prominent and recognizable rock formations at Idaho’s City of Rocks National Reserve (CIRO). Recently the NPS began the process of revising the 1998 CMP that formally bans Twin Sisters climbing, but the agency has already decided, without public input, that it won’t even consider an alternative that would allow any climbing on the famed Twin Sisters formation. The NPS’s plan to continue the Twin Sisters ban ignores the stance of Idaho Congressional delegation, Almo locals, and the large number of climbers who visit CIRO regularly.
Now we need your calls to Congress in support of our position. Take five minutes and urge Congress to tell the NPS to: