|Higher Security Risk
Higher Security Risk is just up the hill from Upper Security Risk. Higher is higher than upper. The right side is a nice steep "slab" with a couple of short sport routes that follow thin cracks and flakes. There are a few more sport routes further left. Higher gets a little more sun than Upper.
There have been eagle nesting closures which have limited access to this crag in the Feb. 1 - July 31 timeframe.
A. Gimme 3 Steps, 11-, 1p, 60', gear & bolts.
B. Evolution aka Gimme Back My Bullets, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
B1. Cold Shot 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Turmoil, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts.
Start as for Happy Hour Crag. After a few minutes, when the Happy Hour trail goes left, continue up a trail, marked with a few cairns, past Lower and Upper Security Risk. Higher Security Risk is about one minute uphill from the left side of Upper Security Risk.
4 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Higher Security Risk
Gimme 3 Steps 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Higher Security Risk
This route is located just left of Cold Shot on Higher Security, up the hill a bit from Crash Test Blondes. It goes up three distinct tiers or "steps". Start on the prow at the left edge of the wall, climbing past some small bushes (5.7/5.8) to a ledge. Follow the obvious thin cracks up to the next ledge (5.10c)... nuts and smaller camming devices can protect this section well. From this last ledge, clip the bolt out right and move up into the shallow, left-facing corner (crux). A few feet o...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 8, 2010
Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon
Contact: Maribeth Pecotte, (303) 541-2500
Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season.
Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls.
These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. Although these areas are being reopened, the Forest Service anticipates reinstating the closures in future years, to allow the eagles to choose their nest site without being disturbed.
The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31. Signs will be posted at key access points into the areas remaining closed. Volunteers and Forest Service personnel will continue to monitor the areas.
For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, or visit the Boulder Ranger District web site at www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/rock-climbing/brd/index.sht>>>.