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 fifth route from the left. This route starts right of Sea Breeze, and stays so close to it that it's not totally clear where one is supposed to climb to avoid the holds on that route. Very contrived.
I did this route a few months ago, and seemed like a fun climb - i.e., I TRd it, and wanted to come back and lead it. Went back last weekend, and tried it again, and I am convinced that a crimper toward the top has BROKEN OFF - after you move right from the vertical seam, above bolt #3, I think. There are good crimpers for both hands on the height of the 3rd bolt, and a long armsreach above, a new, blank piece of rock that seems to be where the next hold was last time. I'd be interested to see what other people say.
Walt - The route is called "The Minstrel". As for the previous comment. I am not sure thay anything has broken off, there is a small crimp and the feet can be worked up a little higher perhaps for you to reach the holds just a little bit out of reach before you join back in with Seabreeze. Head back and try it again, just use the higher feet on the slab.
It may well be "The Minstrel." Note, however, that "Mistral" is much more in keeping thematically with both "Riviera" and "Sea Breeze." Since Rossiter lists it as "Mistral," it's probably useful to list it as an alias for folks that are cross referencing MP to printed guides, and for "Mistral" to appear in the text of this page so it shows up in a search.
I didn't find it difficult to keep this route and Sea Breeze separate--I pretty much climbed the bolted line, and so stayed clearly (though not dramatically) right of Sea Breeze, mostly centered on the short face. As such, this route was, for me, definitely the more difficult of the two (and earned its 11a rating).