Beginning Feb. 1st each year, a seasonal wildlife closure will be in effect on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to protect nesting and roosting sites of the canyon’s falcons. The closure is in effect through July 31st unless lifted early due to early fledging or inactivity.
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
Flower Quarter starts just left of Shadow, pulling through a small 2-foot roof on its left side. Look for a large right-facing low angle dihedral up about fifty feet that ends at two large trees.
Start directly below those two trees and wander up easy but loose slab to a ledge about 15 feet up. Continue up fractured face with cracks for pro, then up to the roof. Pull it on its left side (hard for 5.6) and try not to dislodge your best handholds!
Continue 50 feet up the right-facing dihedral through pine needles, dirt, and loose rocks, with a lichen covered face for friction. Belay at the two large trees, then traverse off left to reach the Redguarden West face main trail.
Standard rack - takes nuts and small cams up to as big as a #4 camalot