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Higher Security Risk

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Higher Security Risk  

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Elevation: 7,475'
Location: 40.005, -105.3932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ivan Rezucha on Dec 8, 2002
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Tom at the second crux getting into the pod on evo...

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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Evolution snakes up the thin seam in the middle of Higher Security

Evolution aka Gimme Back My Bullets 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Higher Security Risk
Evolution, formerly known as "Gimme Back my Bullets" and first TR'd in 1993, starts at the beginning of Cold Shot and then follows the sinuous seam crack up the Higher Security face. It's fairly sustained, with 11a or b cruxes at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th bolts. Exit the pod at the 5th bolt, angle up the left leaning crack, then hand traverse up a nice rail to the anchor.There's still some scaly rock in places, but it's cleaning up quickly. Feels as pumpy and sustained as [[Cold Shot...[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 fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/r....