Elevation: 7,350 ft
GPS: 40.005, -105.393 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Mar 29, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

This is an organizational entry to help facilitate those less familiar with the maze of crags in Boulder Canyon. This heading includes Upper Security Risk & Lower Security Risk and Higher Security Risk.

There is a pleasant mix of 1-2 pitch routes in the moderate to advanced level of difficulty with a mix of traditional and bolt protected climbs.

Some of the popular routes here include: Pup, 9; Security Risk, 9 or 10; Get Smart, 10+; Crash Test Blondes, 11; Hot Flyer, 12-; Plan B, 12; The Juice, 12+; The Agony and Ecstasy, 13d.

These are south-facing crags high on the north side of the canyon. These can be breezy but can be quite warm in still conditions. This is a popular winter climbing area There have been wildlife nesting closures applicable to this area. Check first!

Getting There

Park about 6.7 miles past Elephant Buttresses as for Happy Hour Crag. Hike up to the R of Happy Hour Crag for an aerobic workout that will last from 15-30 minutes depending on your level of fitness.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Security Risk Massif

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Pup
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Prism
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Security Risk
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Get Smart
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Cracking the Code
Sport 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 85
Crash Test Blondes
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 74
Hot Flyer
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Just A Little Insecure
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Plan B
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Enemy of the People
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 24
Hot Wire
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 20
The Juice
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Ecstasy of the People
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Central Insecurity
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 3
The Agony and Ecstasy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pup Upper Security Risk
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Prism Lower Security Risk
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Security Risk Lower Security Risk
 45
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Get Smart Upper Security Risk
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Cracking the Code Upper Security Risk
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Crash Test Blondes Upper Security Risk
 85
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Hot Flyer Upper Security Risk
 74
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Just A Little Insecure Upper Security Risk
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Plan B Upper Security Risk
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Enemy of the People Lower Security Risk
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Hot Wire Upper Security Risk
 24
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Juice Upper Security Risk
 20
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ecstasy of the People Lower Security Risk
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Central Insecurity Lower Security Risk
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Agony and Ecstasy Lower Security Risk
 3
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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