|Upper Security Risk
Mainly sport climbing, but there are some trad lines also. I haven't climbed much here, but there are some high quality sport climbs especially in the more difficult grades. Most of the routes are long, so bring up to 14 QDs. Bring tape for the crack climbs.
There have been eagle nesting closures which have limited access to this crag in the Feb. 1 - July 31 timeframe.
A. S Buttress, 9+, 1p, 80', gear & bolts from B.
B. Pup, 9, 1p, 100', bolts.
C. Crash Test Blondes, 11, 1p, 100', bolts.
DA. S Buttress Direct, 10, 1p, 90', gear.
E. Led Astray, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Crossfire, 9, 1p, gear.
G. Cracking The Code, 11, 2-3p, bolts.
H. Just a Little Insecure, 12-, 1p, bolts.
I. Get Smart, 10+ R, 1p, 100', gear.
J. Plan B, 12, 1p, 100', bolts.
K. The Juice, 12+, 1p, bolts.
KL. The Juiced Flyer, 12-, 1p, bolts.
L. Hot Flyer, 11+, 1p, gear or bolts.
M. Hot Wire, 12+, 1p, 100', bolts.
N. Cappuchino, 10+ R/X, 1p, gear.
O. Espresso, 10+, R, 1p, gear.
Hike as you would to Happy Hour Crag, but instead of veering left, keep heading straight up the hill.
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Security Risk:
Pup 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Get Smart 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Hot Flyer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Plan B 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Hot Wire 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Juice 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Hot Flyer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
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(Climb the funky yellow corners on the right side of Upper Security Risk.) This route is amazing. Since it was retrobolted in 1994, it's a rare opportunity to climb a route that must have been damn scary to lead on trad gear. In fact even with bolts, the climbing is insecure and technical enough to get a little concerned, especially near the top as the pump kicks in and you have to step up onto a technical slab. Definitely harder than many of the newer 12a routes in the canyon, it has the qualit...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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|By Joshua Lewis|
Mar 21, 2002
Had a close encounter with a huge Golden Eagle on the Solar Dome about a month ago. Partner was near the top of Altoids when this thing just stalled right above her for a moment--seemed like within 10'. It'd be great if there were more of these incredible creatures flying around--please respect these closures; they'll benefit us all in the long run.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 8, 2010
Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon
Contact: Maribeth Pecotte, (303) 541-2500
Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season.
Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls.
These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. Although these areas are being reopened, the Forest Service anticipates reinstating the closures in future years, to allow the eagles to choose their nest site without being disturbed.
The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31. Signs will be posted at key access points into the areas remaining closed. Volunteers and Forest Service personnel will continue to monitor the areas.
For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, or visit the Boulder Ranger District web site at www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/rock-climbing/brd/index.sht>>>.