Climbers can once again use the "Pie for Strength" climbing area on the north side of Mill Creek Canyon.

The Bitterroot National Forest re-opened the route after determining that there are no currently active raptor nests on that side of the canyon, according to Tod McKay, Public Affairs Officer.

Though that area is open, the south side of Mill Creek Canyon remains closed, due to active nests there, McKay reported. Maps of the closure area are posted at the trailhead and on the Bitterroot National Forest website.

Climbers are reminded that a "bolting" moritorium is in place in Mill Creek Canyon. No new bolts can be installed on the rock face and no expansion is allowed on current bolted routes. Bolts can be replaced for safety reasons.

If you need more information, contact the Stevensville Ranger District at (406) 777-5461. The office is on Main Street in Stevensville.