Permits are required for all climbers year-round, but between April 1 and October 31 the number of climbers is subject to a quota to protect natural resources. During the quota season, permits must be purchased online in advance. Although most aspects of the climbing program will remain the same, there are a few changes this year. The new system offers increased flexibility for climbers. Permit Holders will be able to change the members of the climbing Group, as well as cancel or refund climbing permits up to 14 days before their climb. Climbers will also be able to show a digitally downloaded version of their permit in lieu of a paper copy.
Every year millions of visitors use Recreation.gov to plan, reserve, and share their experiences in national forests, national parks, and other public federal lands. Recreation.gov hosts more than 3,000 campgrounds nationwide, including 18 on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.