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 variation on Le Nouveau Riche that involves trad gear and skipping the first bolt. It is only for those who greatly dislike falling and have climbed here a bit but don't mind a dolt point. It's been done a while back, but yesterday's warm sun invited another lap.
Start as for Le Nouveau Riche. A yellow C3 fits in the top of the crack a few feet below the bolt. Slab up. You may get a red Alien in the crack before the jugs above the unclipped bolt...if you don't, it'll be a decent runout. Head up along a crack left of the 2nd & 3rd bolts of Le Nouveau Riche on moderate terrain. Finish at the 2 bolt anchor.