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Advice for out-of-towner climbing around Boulder next weekend.
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By ABB
Jul 6, 2011

Martin, OSMP would appreciate your concern and conservative approach. The Matron, however, is currently open for climbing. For more info and a complete list of closures in the Flatirons, see the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) closure page:

www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar>>>

And then click on the individual pdf's for maps showing specific areas and formations, in this case the Shadow Canyon pdf.


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By Mark Roth
From Boulder
Jul 6, 2011
not climbing

Martin le Roux wrote:
The Matron isn't open until July 31.



I wouldn't suggest it if it were closed...
www.bouldercolorado.gov/files/openspace/closure_documents/Sh>>>


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By Martin le Roux
From Superior, CO
Jul 6, 2011
Stairway to Heaven

ABB wrote:
The Matron, however, is currently open for climbing. For more info and a complete list of closures in the Flatirons, see the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) closure page: www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar>>> And then click on the individual pdf's for maps showing specific areas and formations, in this case the Shadow Canyon pdf.


Hmm. But what about this map? It shows The Matron right in the middle of a closure area: www.bouldercolorado.gov/files/openspace/closure_documents/cl>>>

And here's an OSMP press release from Jan 2011. It lists the Matron as being closed until July 31.
www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar>>>

Anyone care to hike up there and report whether they see any closure signs?


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By ABB
Jul 6, 2011

Martin, the first link you cited, showing the overview map, is just that, an overview of areas subject to closure but not necessarily closed, though they don't say, 'subject to closure'. Admittedly, OSMP could be more clear on this.

The second link you provided (press release) states at the bottom: '...closures may be lifted prior to July 31 if no raptor activity is observed...'.


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