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.
Group Therapy is a new sport route that goes up the left side of the Dan's Line slab. It is well bolted, and a good route for a new sport leader.
Start as for Dan's Line, at a flat boulder. Scramble up a left-angling groove to a good ledge above a little pine tree. The first bolt is about 10' above the tree. Climb straight up the face on good edges. At the fifth bolt, step right and climb up to a big ledge, avoiding the dark fractured rock on the left. Continue up the slab, staying on the face as much as possible, avoiding the corner on the left. Surmount a small bulge, and continue to the anchor.
!!!!!!!!!There was a serious accident here on 8/19/09 because 60 m rope was not long enough and end went through belay device lowering the leader. Climber fell about 40 ft below belay and nearly died. Please use caution and tell others to belay from ridge directly below 1st bolt or be prepared to lower to ridge and scramble down. A knot in the end of the rope is an easy way to save a life.
By Tony B From: Around Boulder, CO Aug 20, 2009 rating: 5.8-5b16VI-14VS 4c
Karl, Who told you it was a 60m rope? Did you verify that? Who told you that someone nearly died? Nobody is nearly dead.
Yes, one needs to be attendant to rope length, but let's not sensationalize things.