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 classic, quality granite block is found just up slope from the creek on the shaded, south slope, north face, of Boulder Canyon. A secluded bouldering session makes this all the better.
Drive up Boulder Canyon and park as for the Graham Boulder, aka Boulder Canyon Boulder, the pull off is across from the sign "Boulder Falls 1000 feet", but rather than walking down creek, hike up creek from the pull off for approximately 100 yards. Look slightly up slope in the trees and you will see the block, cross the creek to the block. In spring and summer the creek maybe to rapid to cross.
Rather than describe every problem, I placed a topo in the header. I have completed several thin edge routes on the east face of the block, including a lip traverse. A hand, roof crack is found on the far left side of the block and can be climbed either way since the crack splits the block. A roof project is found on the right side of the east face....[more]Browse More Classics in CO