Efforts fail to re-open climbing in Goshen Pass

By Jackson Sharman

Rockbridge tourism officials have promoted rock climbing at Goshen Pass for years b state officials started enforcing a no-climbing policy at Chamber’s Ridge and the Maury River Rock Wall in Goshen last July. State officials had known that people were climbing, but they did not explicitly ban climbing until they thought that the nature preserve in Goshen was also being harmed.