2014 Update: The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Eagle Rock and Security Risk climbing areas in Boulder Canyon which have been closed since Feb. 1 to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Blob Rock and Bitty Buttress areas remain CLOSED.
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.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Closer To God is a high-quality route with an intriguing boulder problem crux at the top. Start on Animal Magnetism and clip 8 bolts before heading up and right toward a large roof. There's a good rest out right before launching into a leftward traverse under the roof. A very difficult sequence surmounts the roof, followed by a last-move crux on imaginary holds. There are two drilled underclings under the roof. I take no credit for finding the line (nice work Mark), bolting it, or chipping it. This route was an open project known as Animal Antagonizer.