2014 Update: The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Eagle Rock and Security Risk climbing areas in Boulder Canyon which have been closed since Feb. 1 to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Blob Rock and Bitty Buttress areas remain CLOSED.
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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This is the fourth route from the left. It is tied for best Riviera route with Topless Etiquette. This climb ascends a steep black-streaked slab with sustained, fun moves. I thought it was somewhat more difficult than Rossiter did, making me suspect that he got the ratings on this route and Silver Glide reversed or something. Very fun.
By Leo Paik Administrator From: Westminster, Colorado Mar 5, 2002 rating: 5.11a6c22VII+E3 5c
Disagree. 11a seemed right. Make sure it is dry. A foot route. 2nd best on the crag after Le Nouveau Riche. Easier than Silver Glide.
Addendum: it's probably tougher on hotter days.
By Aron Quiter Administrator From: Oakland, CA Sep 6, 2002
Maybe I suck at footwork, but this seemed hard for an .11a to me. Maybe I was tired 'cause I'd just climbed Silver Glide.
By Matt Juth From: Evergreen Apr 17, 2004 rating: 5.11a6c22VII+E3 5c
I don't think the moves were any harder than 11a, there were just a lot of tricky moves for such a short climb.
By Andy Laakmann Site Landlord From: Bend, OR Oct 20, 2008 rating: 5.10c6b20VIIE2 5b
Felt 10c to me. Safe and fun.
By Chris Plesko From: Westminster, CO May 22, 2011 rating: 5.11a6c22VII+E3 5c
This route has some cool moves stacked one on top of each other. Too bad it starts so high off the ground and finishes early with easy and runout for no reason climbing. 11a seems fair to me. Takes great foot work to onsight and the final crux mantle is cool.