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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Climb Joint Venture for 2 bolts then move up and right following a thin crack that leads to a difficult traverse right to a stem rest in the corner. Move back out left and climb through the roofs via some wild, inobvious moves and finish on the face above.
The stemming is over after the traverse right. Once you step back left the business begins, but there are several Rifle-like moves that are less than obvious that make it pretty reasonable. Glad you like the route, Mike.
By Joshua Merriam From: Boulder, CO Jul 15, 2009 rating: 5.12c7b+27IX-27E6 6b
The crack in the corner, and everything to the right of the corner should be considered off. Anything else disrespects the roof.
It's a great roof, albeit squeezed. The first 2 or 3 bolts are the same as Joint Venture. Then moving out right into the big roof, there's some powerful shouldery moves, a long reach or jump to the matchable crimp out left, and some good knee tricknology to surmount the final roof section. I'd like to add another bolt after standing up above the roof instead of climbing the rest of that arete to the upper anchor I'd make an (optional) midway anchor. Felt something like 12+.
By George Squibb From: Boulder, CO Jul 17, 2009 rating: 5.12c7b+27IX-27E6 6b
Better than it looks, not as contrived as it looks, more independent than it looks...lots of quality movement in a small package; clearly, the corner should not be used...and it's not really that tempting...it's hard enough to get pumped in BoCan as it is. Full Disclosure: Chris is a friend of mine.
By Kai Huang From: Thornton, CO Nov 8, 2009 rating: 5.12+7c28IX27E6 6b
I am also glad to find out that without the stemming is 12+. I didn't think the stemming was on to begin with, got on it, figured out my beta, and thought it was most definitely harder than 12b. Really, really fun route. Rifle-like climbing on granite. Found both left and right knee bars, and this time they fit my leg size. I was really excited to find them.
By Joshua Merriam From: Boulder, CO Apr 8, 2010 rating: 5.12c7b+27IX-27E6 6b
The flake/sidepull feature just before the first roof broke off this morning. The BLOCK hit me in the HEAD, but luckily it left a usable feature when it departed. After regaining my wits, and cleaning up the blood, we checked to see and the route still goes. Maybe it's solid 12c now.
By Train4life From: Boulder, CO Jan 7, 2014 rating: 5.12b7b26VIII+26E5 6b
Without stemming is so awesome! Rifle style, tons of kneebar beta! 12d is definitely the grade without stemming. I thought stemming was off, also, until the guy that bolted it came up and started telling me about it!