- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Nesting peregrine falcons again are prompting officials at Grant Teton National Park to enforce a temporary closure on a climbing route there.

The site called Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully are closed for the fifth consecutive nesting season to accommodate the birds and to protect climbers.

Baxter’s Pinnacle is a popular climbing route in Cascade Canyon at Grand Teton. A nearby climb called No Perches Necessary remains open.

Peregrine falcons generally lay their eggs in early May and are sensitive to human disturbance. They may abandon a nest if they’re disturbed.


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