(BURLEY, ID) – The Bureau of Land Management is considering the permanent closure of a popular rock climbing location in southeast Idaho. The 400-acre Castle Rocks climbing area has had limited access since 2003, but may be shut down completely after complaints from the Shoshone-Bannock tribes, who consider the land sacred. BLM officials say Castle Rocks contains several American Indian archaeological treasures, including spearheads that are several thousand years old.
Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal
Josh Friesen, Idaho State Journal
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