Beacon Rock will open for technical rock climbing starting July 15, 2017 at 7:00am. The Peregrine Falcons have fledged and the areas from the southeast, south, southwest and west faces will be open for technical rock climbing. The northwest face with the exception of “stone soup” will be closed from the route “stone soup" to the hiking trail. The east face is permanently closed for the protection of rare species, cultural and historical resources. The hiking trail to the top of Beacon Rock is open year round.