2014 Update: Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and all seasonal raptor closure areas on U.S. Forest Service land will be re-opened August 1, 2014 for climbing.
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.
Jason, This is on the formation right of where Firing Squad is. When you are climbing your route The Hot Donut, it is the formation behind you. The rock is not the best. You might want to keep Tony off of it. :) I was looking for more moderates in the Sofa Kingdom area because it is shady on these hot days.
By Jason Haas From: Broomfield, CO Jul 29, 2008 rating: 5.8+5b16VI-15HVS 4c
"The rock is not the best. You might want to keep Tony off of it. :) "
Ha! I love it!
Addendum: I climbed this route the other day and the rock is WAY better than the crappy trad routes I put up. The rock is a little gritty but still fun.
By Tony B From: Around Boulder, CO May 14, 2009 rating: 5.8+5b16VI-15HVS 4c
A post-script of sorts. I didn't break any holds. (grin) Actually, it was fun climbing, but yeah, a little gritty at the bottom.
Perhaps it was my imagination, but I felt that a juggy hold just below and to the left of the 1st clip was a bit wobbly. This particular rock did sound hollow upon knocking. I didn't like it and moved past it asap. Otherwise, a nice climb, and I second: it is harder than it looks!
Had to "update" my D'Antonio book with this one.
By Justin Brunson From: Broomfield CO May 21, 2013 rating: 5.95c17VI17HVS 5a
This has cleaned up pretty nicely- although my partner did pull off a small hold today.
By Leo Paik Administrator From: Westminster, Colorado May 31, 2013 rating: 5.9-5c17VI16HVS 4c
Beware when sitting below this route on a windy day. We got a softball-sized rock bouncing down the gully to the right heading straight for my partner. I deflected it with my hand, but it bruised it up and it's sore.