2014 Update: The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Eagle Rock and Security Risk climbing areas in Boulder Canyon which have been closed since Feb. 1 to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Blob Rock and Bitty Buttress areas remain CLOSED.
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.
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Park one-eight of mile past the parking are for Animal World at a 10% grade sign on the creek side of the road.
For the upper areas: Cross the creek at a boulder and then angle left up a short gully. Reach a saddle, and then continue going left on a ledge to the climbs.
For the lower routes: From the "10% Grade" sign, walk downstream about 200' until you see the climbable-looking, west-facing rock that is very close to the river (about 20' vertical feet above it). Cross here to find Fearless Leader (left side), and Gomer Pyle (right side). Use the scree gully to the right of Gomer Pyle to access the other rocks in this area.
Climb an awkward layback with some lichen (placing Camalots) to a ledge. Follow 3 bolts past interesting moves to another ledge. Move left and stand on a spike to reach the thin undercling. After one move, you can clip the last bolt which affords good protection for the crux moves. At this point, you will see a 2-bolt anchor to the right. That is for the crack climb below it. Place a red Alien in a letter box and climb straight up on well featured rock to a 2-bolt anchor at the top....[more]Browse More Classics in CO