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Prairie falcon climbing is forcing a rock climbing closure on Tom Thumb in Scottsdale, AZ

Temporary Closure of Tom’s Thumb North Face

Due to nesting Prairie Falcons, a temporary closure of the north face of Tom’s Thumb for rock climbing has been ordered by the City of Scottsdale. Please see the document cited below. The only documented bird disturbance during the study period this Spring has been hikers in the vicinity so the ban includes hiking in […]

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Pocket Puzzle

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Climbing Gym Spotlight: Focus Climbing Gym

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