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.
Begin by climbing The Black Crack. When you get to the point you can step right and access the bolted anchors, continue up and left in the crack and flake system. Make a few exciting moves up and left to get to a good stance. You can place good gear here (hand-sized cam) and a few other good pieces several feet up (good nut and green Camalot). Make a delightful mantle move (crux) and situate yourself so you can plug in a piece or two. Traverse left finding several good gear placements along the way and eventually finish on the crux of Tongo.