Climbers To Get Access To All 14ers
Governor Expected To Sign Bill Wednesday
POSTED: 3:36 am MST March 8, 2006
DENVER -- Mountain climbers waiting to scale several of Colorado's "crown jewels" will get their chance after Gov. Bill Owens signs a bill that would allow property owners to permit people to cross their property without being sued for any accidents that might occur.
The governor was expected to sign the legislation Wednesday.
Lawmakers approved the proposal after hearing from property owners who said they would allow climbers on their property if they were protected from lawsuits.
At least six of the state's Fourteeners -- or mountains over 14,000-feet high -- have been off limits because they are covered partly by private land or mining permits.