Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Sunday, March 6, 2016

NPS: Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection 2016

From: http://www.nps.gov/hafe/learn/news/closures-for-peregrine-falcon-protection-2016.htm

[EDIT: Closure has been lifted]

A pair of Peregrine falcons is attempting to nest on the cliff face of Maryland Heights in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Park and US Fish and Wildlife staff have observed the falcons building what appears to be a nest on the cliff face.
To protect the nesting birds from inadvertent disturbance or harassment, areas in and around the cliff face of Maryland Heights will be closed effective March 1. The areas will be closed to all visitor use, including climbing activities, along the cliff face area. The climbing areas affected by the closure include all the routes in the Gully, Sign Wall and ABC Ramps sections. 
For the full details on the closure please visit the NPS webpage.

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