As of 10/6/13 at 528pm, the CO Hwy 119 through Boulder Canyon has reopened. The most recent information is that OSMP and all the terrain north of CO 119 is closed.
The September floods released significant rockfall, and the Canyon is closed at the entrance out of Boulder. Certain areas may be accessible from Nederland, but it is unclear when the road will be reopened and whether pullouts for parking will be damaged.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
The Lion's Den is located eight miles up Boulder Canyon just past Boulder Falls. Park at the pullout on the right at tne obvious mine shaft. The cliffs offers about five routes that are mostly crack climbs and one sport route. The climbs are short and face south.
A. Gray Panther, 1p, 40', gear. B. Simba, 1p, 40', gear. C. Tall Talking Midget, 1p, 40', bolts. D. Skin and Bones, 1p, 40', gear. E. Lion's Den, 1p, 35', gear.
This crag is located up and right from the mine just off the north side of the road. It is right of Mind Shift. Its base is on a sloping ledge.
This is a great little route that packs a lot punch in short distance, hence the name. On the right side of the cliff, just right of a hanging arete is a line of bolts up a very steep wall. Stick-clip the first bolts and make a series of hard finger jams up to a solid handjam. Clip the second bolt and lay-back up a shallow seam, past the 3rd and 4th bolts to a semi-good-rest. Clip the 5th bolt and crank up to the anchor. Excellent and pumpy climbing for such a short route. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO