Owens River Gorge Public Statement

Several rock climbing access points to the east side of Owens River Gorge are temporarily limited due to liability concerns by the landowner, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP). The Bishop Area Climbers Coalition (BACC), a local climbing organization in the Eastern Sierra, is working with DWP to resolve the situation with support from the Access Fund. BACC recognizes DWP’s commitment to climbing access in the Gorge and the positive working relationship that has been established. Patience and respect is encouraged while we work through this sensitive situation to return full access to the east side of the Owens River Gorge.