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Climbers Placed Bolts in Ancient Petroglyphs Near Moab

Climbers Placed Bolts in Ancient Petroglyphs Near Moab

Climbers Placed Bolts in Ancient Petroglyphs Near MoabIt goes without saying, or should, anyway, that placing bolts next to petroglyphs is illegal. Recently, climber Darrin Reay was in the Moab area, climbing the Sunshine Slabs north of Arches. He encountered bolts placed right next to a beautiful panel of rock art, possibly from the Fremont Culture, which could make the art 2,000 years old. A Facebook user named Stewart Green is friends with Darrin Reay, and posted an accounting of Reay’s frustrating discovery. Bolts were placed beside and near petroglyphs, which is, of course, illegal.

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