3a's bolted over 1 000 year old Petroglyphs


Thursday, 15 April

Climbing reports that three 3a routes have been bolted over 1 000-year-old Petroglyphs in Moab. "“Put it this way:, the native people soloed up and stood there for hours on end, pecking at the rock with another rock,” said Reay." (c) Darrin Reay

Darrin later removed the bolts and have been in contact with the bolter who first said the Petroglyphs were just graffiti. Stewart M Green has also reported the story on his Facebook. "As climbers, we need to be aware that it is illegal to climb on or near cultural resources like rock art panels and archeological sites as mandated by the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966."

In a new article, Climbing reports that the bolter has received death treaths and that he regrets his mistake.

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