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Dean Potter

July 18, 2010 by staff 

Dean PotterDean Potter:Boulder climbing and time has been the favorite activities in Arches National Park. However, while the park has long allowed these uses largely self-regulated, in recent years problems have emerged and now park officials are moving to develop a formal management plan of climbing equipment and canyoning.

Park officials recently launched a public scoping period for a management plan that extends the protection Arcos incredible ‘rock and windows and give the guards some teeth against climbers scale the icons as Delicate Arch. The decision to start moving with a plan for the technical guidance of rock climbing and canyoning in the park was generally caused by an increase in these activities in the park, and specifically an incident in 2006 that attracted national attention.

That incident was the Dean Potter climbing Delicate Arch. While park officials have internally developed some guidelines for what should go into the management plan, but also want your suggestions.

Here is an outline of what they have been working on

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