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The bouldering in Joe’s Valley, UT is considered some of the best in the world. The area’s high concentration of boulders, with an impressive array of both moderate and advanced climbs, and its easy access from nearby Salt Lake City make it a draw for climbers from around the world.

As Joe’s Valley has continued to rise in popularity, the increased climber traffic is putting a strain on the climbing environment, causing extensive erosion on approach trails and at the base of boulders, human waste concerns, campsite expansion, and roadside safety concerns.

The SLCA and the Access Fund have engaged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service (USFS), taking critical steps to begin long term stewardship planning that addresses the increased climber traffic at Joe’s Valley. As a first step, the SLCA funded (with help from Access Fund and AAC) an area assessment to document the current condition of the resources in Joe’s Valley and identify areas of concern. It is clear that infrastructure improvements, management alternatives, and climber behavior changes are going to be essential to protect Joe’s Valley.

Please follow this link to a letter writing tool that will provide requested feedback to the BLM concerning the future of Joe’s Valley.

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