The desert is a fragile environment which does not recover from heavy traffic quickly. As a result, be mindful of pad placement. Do not place pads on plants and don't drag your pad over dirt areas. This increases erosion. Please pick your pad up and replace it.
The rocks need time to recover after a rain. Give the rock 24 hours to dry out before climbing on it. Once a climb breaks, its lost forever.
Respect closures, and avoid climbing over pictographs, whether or not a closure sign is present. Also, leave all artifacts untouched.
No colored chalk, rosins and/or pof.
Leave no trace. Erase tic marks and pack out all trash, especially climbing tape.
Stick to established trails. Do not create new trails.
While on tours, listen to your tour guides. Guides are there to ensure your safety while maintaining park rules. Their knowledge of the park and climbing problems are an important link in the climber-park relationship.
Do not modify holds. This includes chipping or gluing. Hueco is a huge park; a better problem is right around the corner.
Respect the park staff. Make sure you are outside the park gate or in the campground by closing. Give yourself ample time to pack up and get to your car and out of the gate.
The sports of climbing and bouldering are not burdened with lots of formal rules. However, climbing outside at a historical site such as Hueco Tanks we have certain codes of conduct we ask all visitors to follow. Thanks for doing you part to help preserve this place for future climbers.