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Popular eastern Idaho rock climbing spot threatened with permanent closure

The federal Bureau of Land Management may permanently close a popular climbing site in southeastern Idaho, reports AP reporter Hannah Furfaro, over opposition from local rock climbers who argue the plan is too restrictive and was pushed through without stakeholder input. The 400-acre area known as Castle Rocks has been closed off and on to climbers since 2003, and may close permanently sometime this summer. Agency officials say they hope make a decision this month, depending how much feedback they receive from the public.The site atrracts climbers not only from Idaho but from around the world; click below for Furfaro's full report.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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