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 is a short slab with an early crux just left of What's Mine Is Yours. It may feel less challenging to those who excel on slabs. This stays in the shade until late morning.
Move up just left of the mine hole. Clip a bolt, perhaps with a locking biner, and engage the crux sequence. Oddly, keeping both feet to the left seemed to be more stable to start. Trust the feet, since the hand holds aren't big...thank goodness it isn't vertical. Continue up on gradually easier terrain past 3 more bolts. You can place an optional yellow Alien/TCU just before the 3 bolt anchor.
Beware when sitting below this route on a windy day. We got a softball-sized rock bouncing down the gully to the right heading straight for my partner. I deflected it with my hand, but it bruised it up and it's sore.
Obviously, this is not the real name of this climb. If you have info about the climb, let me know and I can update this. Thanks!