Beginning Feb. 1st each year, a seasonal wildlife closure will be in effect on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to protect nesting and roosting sites of the canyons falcons. The closure is in effect through July 31st unless lifted early due to early fledging or inactivity.
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
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09/23/2015 Attention Eldorado rock climbers:
The Bastille rock wall repair project is finally getting underway. Within a few days, the entire Bastille will be closed to rock climbing Monday through Friday for the duration of the project (~2 to 3 months). Pedestrian and vehicular ingress and egress along the roadway at the Bastille will remain open, with possible frequent, limited delays (~20 minutes) and occasional long delays (2 hours or more at a time). All other climbing, hiking, and picnicking opportunities will remain open.
The closure of the Bastille to rock climbing (Monday through Friday) and delays along the roadway are necessary to facilitate the long overdue repairs to the Bastille rock wall that collapsed in the September 2013 flood. To enable the repair work, a road will be constructed from the current road grade west of the Bastille and head east down to South Boulder Creek. The construction of this road and repairs to the rock wall will require numerous truck loads of aggregate and construction materials. We want to minimize the concentration of people along the road, and people walking along the road to access the West Face of the Bastille, due to the heavy truck traffic.
The management of Eldorado Canyon State Park would like to thank climbers in advance for respecting the Bastille closure and enabling these long overdue and critical repairs.
Steve Muehlhauser Park Ranger, Eldorado Canyon State Park
This climb is a variation of the upper pitches of the route 'Ruper'.
It starts about 30 feet before entering the leftward traverse under the roof with the old pins. Climb out left onto a steep, lichen-covered wall, using cool hueco features and pebbles, for about 40-45 feet. There is an incipient crack system along the way that will take a few camming devices. Continue climbing up and left to join the upper dihedral of 'Alice',and onward to the top, passing a few old pitons.