2014 Update: Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and all seasonal raptor closure areas on U.S. Forest Service land will be re-opened August 1, 2014 for climbing.
Each year, Boulder Canyon raptor nesting area closures are in effect starting February 1st through July 31st at Eagle Rock, Security Risk, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress. However, the area is monitored and closures are periodically lifted early (due to no active nest, nest site failure, or early fledging). This monitoring program is a partnership with the Forest Service Boulder Ranger District, Boulder Climbing Community, and Audubon Society. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates. More info at www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/recreation.
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Though listed as a TR, this is a pretty good lead as well. The roof (crux) protects well but be prepared to run it out about 10-15' on good holds after passing the roof. The next good pro is a #5 Stopper in a crack out to the right where the next higher roof starts. Standard rack works well; nothing too big or super small needed.
By percious From: Bear Creek, CO Jun 26, 2008 rating: 5.7+5a15V+13MVS 4b
I also think this is a good lead. I think the bottom part is pretty sustained for 5.7. Not a great climb for the blossoming 5.7 leader.
By Wanderinfree From: Boulder, CO May 13, 2009 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b R
Can lead on gear, but be prepared to run it out after you pull the roof. Crack above the roof is flared and a solid 20 feet before you get another piece in.
By Scott McMahon From: Boulder, CO Aug 23, 2009 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b R
Ditto on the runout. Not much happening after the roof. Feet are pretty decent, hands are ok. Wouldn't recommend falling on the second half. Just push on through and the finish tapers off. Moves are 5.7, but the commitment is much higher.