Public workshop scheduled regading future use of Cave Rock |

Public workshop scheduled regading future use of Cave Rock

by staff

A public workshop is scheduled Thursday concerning the future use of Cave Rock, a volcanic rock formation on Lake Tahoe’s east shore.

It will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in an open house format, meaning those who want to comment don’t need to attend for the entire meeting.

Since 1997, Cave Rock has become an issue of controversy between rock climbers, who love to scale the formation, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, who see the rock as a powerful spiritual place.

The Forest Service issued a proposed action in January, calling for the elimination of about 20 percent of the climbing routes bolted to the rock and a prohibition of any new bolt installation. A decision regarding the long-term management of the Cave Rock area is expected by the end of 1999.

The workshop will be held at the Kahle Community Center, 235 Kingsbury Grade.

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