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 is the slightly overhanging orange face directly across the road from Eagle Rock and just east of Cob Rock. There are at the present, four routes that range in difficulty from 5.11 to 5.12d. The route are mostly protected with bolts and all the routes need supplemental gear. The crag faces south and receive good sun.
A. Russian Bride, 11+, 1p, 60', bolts. B. Dating Game, 12-, 1p, bolts & gear. C. Rockin' Horse, 12-, 1p, bolts & gear. D. Pale Horse, 11+, 1p, bolts & gear. E. Blind Date, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
Park at the Cob Rock parking area and walk 50 yards back down the road. Cross the road and angle up a steep hill to the rock. A lot of loose scree lies need the base of the rock so use caution.
This is the beautiful almost vertical slab on the left side of the cliff. Star near a tree and climb up on good holds to tricky move past the second bolt. Reach a small ledge and fire up the slab making several tedious moves (crux) on small holds. Reach a good hold at the sixth bolt and climb over a small roof to a ledge and the anchor. Great route bordering on three stars. AC, bring some edging shoes, you'll like this one....[more]Browse More Classics in CO