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.
We found this area last Saturday, while searching for Armin's Crag. The weather was warm, and lots of climbers were in the canyon, but no one was at Fin Land, which faces generally southwest. Mike Endicott and I did six routes here, last Sunday. The weather was warm, and no one else was near. Who knows who bolted the routes and did the FAs?
From the northwest extension of Mine Hole Crag, follow a vague trail northwest. After losing the "trail" and continuing uphill and west, some outcrops crop out of the forest. Look for three bolts on a detached phallus. Keep going west to find the other routes. Fin Land lies SW and downhill from Armin's.
Scramble over a chockstone, which could be slung, stand up and clip the first bolt on the left edge of the east face. Make committing moves up, and clip the second bolt. Above the third bolt, make strange moves up to a sloping shelf. Clip a pair of rings on the southeast ear....[more]Browse More Classics in CO