BLM Temporary Restriction on Moab Area Rope Activities

January 7, 2015

Gemini bridges(Moab, Utah)-The Bureau of Land Management just announced it’s restricting all rope activities at both the Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges for the next two years.

BLM spokeswoman Megan Crandall. The rope restriction applies to ziplining, highlining, slacklining, climbing, rappelling and rope swinging. The activities began to surge in popularity after a group posted a YouTube video showcasing rope swinging at the Corona Arch in 2012. Since then, the attraction has led to some accidents, including the 2013 death of Kyle Stocking of West Jordan. The agency will take public comment over the course of the temporary restriction. Based on what they learn, they will decide whether or not to make it permanent.

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