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.
This is a tiny crag which Armin spied from Sleeping Beauty. It seems to have a trail in the vicinity, but there seems to be little appearance of climbing activity. It's one we explored before work one day. The primary benefit may be its southern-ish exposure and warmth on a cool day. You may not find it worth the walk.
Approach as for Mine Hole Crag/Animal World. Skirt the mine to the left through the trees, follow a faint trail once past the tiny buttress to the left of the mine. Wander up and slightly left to the ridgeline. You can't see this crag from the road.
A. Crack, 8, 1p, gear. B. Arm’in Hammer?, 9+/10, 1p, gear. C. Armin Left, 6, 1p, 70', gear. D. No Armin It, 9 TR or X, 1p, 60'. E. Armin Da Bomb, 6, 1p. F. Armin Center, 6, 1p, 55', gear. G. Armin Dillo, 7, 1p, 55', gear. H. Gnat Burrito Slab, 7 or 8, 1p, 55', gear. I? K’Armin Ghia, 7, 1p. J? Not Very Ch’Armin, 6, 1p.
This is an obvious dihedral. ~40' of climbing, then 15' of 3rd class to a tree.Interestingly, there was a watch buried under pine needles partway up the route. It was only about 5.4 to that point, so it probably is from a hiker....[more]Browse More Classics in CO