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.
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After climbing up trash to reach a ledge, start off up and right past a bolt or two to reach some right-facing flakes. These will take good gear, and I particularly found a red and green Camalot useful. The crux is stepping to the right onto some slopers for feet- off of some side pulls and is not far from protection. The moves are heads-up, and fun, but not dangerous. Finish hard right at the end to reach a 2-bolt anchor with chains.
The route is OK, but needs a little cleaning up. Probably not the best gear route to push one's grade on.
Start just to the right of Ruff Roof and left of Just Moo It, above a ledge with 2 large trees--one alive and one dead. The route is hard to spot because of the trunks in the way at first.
A few QDs, 2 bolts, and a set of cams from fingers to 2.5"
By Leo Paik Administrator From: Westminster, Colorado Nov 6, 2006 rating: 5.10c6b20VII20E2 5b
Maybe it was just the end of the day, but, for the average ape-index or shorter climber, this felt significantly stiffer than Sofa Kingdom, more equivalent to the easy version of Bull Fight. It's a bit licheny, especially the start. Cams to #1 Camalot were useful. Don't clip that last bolt of Just Moo It.