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Agony and Ecstasy, The 
Central Insecurity 
Ecstasy of the People 
Eldo of the People 
Enema of the People 
Enemy of the People 
Men Are From Mars 
Prism 
Scraping By 
Security Risk 

Lower Security Risk 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 40.0045, -105.3931 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: George Bell on Nov 30, 1999
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  • Description 

    This crag sits above above Happy Hour Crag, it contains steep crack routes and a few sport lines. The most famous route is the climb of the same name. This crag is not really that separate from Upper Security Risk, but the standard downclimb goes between the two formations.

    There have been eagle nesting closures which have limited access to this crag in the Feb. 1 - July 31 timeframe.

    L->R:

    A. Scraping By 10-, 1p, 80', gear.
    B. Eldo Of The People, 12-, 1p, bolts.
    C. The Prism, 9, 1p, 100', gear.
    C1. Maximum Security, 9+, 1p, gear.
    D. Ecstacy Of The People, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
    D1. The Agony and Ecstasy 13d, 1p, ?3 bolts preclipped.
    E. Enemy Of The People, 12, 1p, gear & fixed pin.
    F. Central Insecurity, 12+, 1p, bolts.
    G1. Software Reliability, 10, gear, connects to E.
    G2. Security Risk, 10+, 2p, gear.
    G3. Security Risk Variation, 9, 1p, 1st p var, gear.
    G4. Social Security, 10 R, 1p, 2nd p var, gear.
    GG. Men Are From Mars, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
    HH. Comfortably Numb, 12- R, gear & bolt.
    I. Enema Of THe People, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.


    Getting There 

    Same approach as Happy Hour Crag, but continue right (East) of Happy Hour and straight up the hill to the base.


    10 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Security Risk:
    Security Risk   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Prism   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Enemy of the People   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Browse More Classics in Lower Security Risk

    Featured Route For Lower Security Risk
    The route climbs the crack system right of the tree on the left. All three starts are visible. The shadowed big left facing corner on the left is the original 10c start. The first crack/shallow right facing corner right of that is the 5.7 (++) start. The shallow left facing corner right of that is the 10a start. Men are From Mars, a short 11b sport route, climbs into the shadowed left facing corner at the top center of the photo.

    Security Risk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Lower Security Risk
    Locate the major crack system more or less in the middle of the crag. This crack system starts about 40' off the ground, and the first problem is getting to it. The standard start shown in Rossiter is difficult (10d) and hard to protect, somewhat out of character with the fun and well protected nature of the rest of the route. I recommend avoiding it.P1. The easiest start is a 5.7 crack which is a few feet right of the line of the upper chimney. Climb this short pitch to a nice ledge at the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    By Leo Paik
    Administrator
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Apr 8, 2010

    Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon
    www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/
    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>>>.