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.
To climb Pass Fail Option from Final Exam, do not belay - just continue upward. If approached from Bailey's Overhang or Coffin Crack, you will want to set a belay at the center of the roof and bring your partner up, to avoid drag. Jam through the middle of the roof on awkward-sized jams, get horizontal, and go for it before the pump completely saps you.
Once above the roof, continue upward on easy ground to reach a ledge up and left of the center of the roof and belay.
From there, a set of raps or downclimbing to the raps above Polyester Leisure Suit will get you back to the ground.
A standard rack of cams from 1.5" to 3" + gear as required for an approach pitch. Might be easier to lead than clean due to gear positions.
A few comments about gear and rope drag. Linking into this straight out of Final Exam is a great pitch, but the rope drag can be problematic. Once onto the slab after Final Exam, set a few pieces and drop a loop of rope to your belayer. Then you can go back on belay without the rope running through all of the gear on Final Exam to avoid that drag. Your rope will only be going through the pieces you placed on the slab.
A green Alien is the best piece I found to protect the move up into the roof crack, and a green Camalot (0.75) protects the roof crack. The gear is good and the fall is clean -- I proved this several times before finally getting this thing clean!
Also there is a new(ish) anchor about 10' up and right after pulling the roof. It is the top of "The Dropout Option" (12+, not on this site yet). You can lower to the ground from here with a 60m rope.