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.
The west face of Cob Rock is a steep gold and brown wall. Thunder Road fires up the center of this beautiful wall. Climb up to a large crack/corner on the left side of the west face. Easy fifth class. Belay here with gear. Travese right and clip the first bolt. Crank up and clip the second bolt, make a series of weird lay-a-ways and then crank on good holds to a difficult mantle. Steep climbing veers right and then straight up on good holds to the anchor. Excellent route on very good rock.
Six clips plus a red and green Camalot will get you to the anchor.