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.
Travel up Boulder Canyon. Drive past Nip and Tuck crag and travel 0.3 mile to a large RTD parking area on the left. Park at the west end of the pullout. Cross the highway and reach the first tier of rock.
Just right of the approach path is a steep smooth wall with an obvious left-leaning seam. Stand start with a long move to a poor crimp at the top of the next seam, up to another bad crimp, move left to a good edge, hold the swing and jump or down climb left.This was likely first done by Jay Droeger and rated V8 then flashed by Tyler Landman and graded V11. Consensus is at V10, but if you're short you may have issues getting the first move down....[more]Browse More Classics in CO
This cliff reminds me of Inca Stone (AKA: Truth Or Consequences) it is pretty short for the most part, though a few are taller than others. The rock is mostly solid, but the climbing feels discontinuous. Though it is not a destination crag, it is a reasonable place to get some mileage, 30-50 feet at a time. It was far enough up the canyon so as to be dry on Tuesday night when it was raining in the lower sections and in Boulder.