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.
It starts after stepping right and out of the hanging, left-facing corner on pitch 3 of Hot Spur (about 50' into the pitch). Traverse right and up on a *loose* and exposed ledge following the path of least resistance toward the route Northumberland Crack. A few 5.6 moves are encountered toward the end of the traverse. Belay at the end of pitch 2 of Northumberland Crack. The position here is fantastic. Continue with the last 2 pitches of Northumberland Crack.