It's actually a northern saw whet owl.... Spotted owls are much larger and endangered.... I doubt one of the most endangered species in the country hangs out around a popular climbing crag on the outskirts of Golden, CO.... Still a bad ass shot.
What a shot!!!
Wow, amazing that you were there to see the owl. Even greater that you were able to take a photo!
It's kind of...cute...haha.
Owl always love climbing.