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.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This is a nice, slightly overhanging, tall face. It starts low and climbs out of the crevice, topping out above a higher landing. Crux is up high, but the fall is not too bad. Nice moves on cool holds, a great warm-up for sure.
From the parking area, cross the creek and hike towards The Hug. This striking boulder is on the east edge of the scree field, just above the trail.
The fall potential looks worse than it really is. Two crash pads with a spot and some pad management will do the job. Although the route is almost 20 feet long, a fall from the top is only about a 10 footer.