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.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This route is much harder than the 10b rating given in the D'Antonio book. The crux is at the top near the last two bolts where there are no obvious holds. My friend had to aid this section and so did I on top-rope. If you want a challenge, this route will provide it. I originally rated this according to the book, but due to Greg Hand's comment, mountain project administrators upped the rating from 10b to 12. Don't be confused since the guide is wrong....[more]Browse More Classics in CO