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Ibex Bouldering and Climbing Threatened


by Editor

March 24, 2005

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In January of 2005, part of the world famous bouldering area known as Ibex came under attack. Located 50 miles outside of Delta Utah, the Ibex area is spread out over miles and miles of a mixture of BLM and State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands. A Utah mining company has leased a section of land from SITLA in order to mine for silica, a mineral used to make glass. This parcel of land contains both bouldering and routes in an area known as Topus.

Representatives from the Access Fund and the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance ( are working to try to preserve the climbing resources and prevent any further destruction if possible.

News courtesy of the Access Fund.

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