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.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
In February of 2010, Daniel Woods finally finished off a climb long known as the Boulder Canyon project. He called it The Game and gave it the grade of V16 - the first in America. Cedar Wright made a film of his attempts and send, and it can be seen at this year's Reel Rock Film Tour, and a preview is here:
This is the obvious, huge prow sticking out from the talus just downstream of Cob Rock.
Downgraded to V15 after the second ascent. From Woods' 8a scorecard: "after returning back and using the new method, The Game felt to be more like a soft V15 than 16. A couple of the holds have seemed to of grown in size from brushing. This new method is different from what I did, so therefore it is a different boulder problem. Before, I could not use these holds since they were not as positive as they are now. Regardless, it is still an amazing boulder."