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Long process led to climbing-bolt removal

Following a lengthy legal battle, work to remove 46 rock-climbing routes from a once-popular South Shore climbing spot began this week.

On Thursday, a contractor working for the U.S. Forest Service started removing approximately 350 bolts that make up the routes at Cave Rock " a distinctive rock formation on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe between Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook.

Removing the bolts is part of the Forest Service's Cave Rock Management Plan, which has banned climbing at the geologic formation since February 2005.

In the plan, the Forest Service cites the rock's spiritual significance to the Washoe tribe …

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