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Bocan closures redrawn for 2018. Eagle Rock remains closed (Active nest). Blob, Bitty, & Security Risk opened.


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Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,285

From the USFS:
Link: Bocan Closure limited after incubation confirmed on Eagle Rock

Summary Text from USFS Email::
"Some Boulder Canyon climbing areas reopen following nesting closure:

BOULDER, Colo.(April 6, 2018)–Several popular climbing areas in Boulder Canyon have reopened to the public following an annual golden eagle nesting closure.
Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk are now open to all activities. These areas close temporarily each year to allow the birds to choose nest sites without being disturbed. These areas close temporarily each year to allow the birds to choose nest sites without being disturbed.
Eagle Rock remains closed to climbing and other activities throughJuly 31, 2018.
The Boulder Ranger District partners with the Boulder Climbing Community and the Access Fund to monitor nesting progress and to inform climbers about the importance of giving the eagles space to raise their young.  

K. "Reid" Armstrong Public Affairs Specialist" 

In short, they settled and are incubating on Eagle Rock.  Please do not climb on Eagle Rock prior to the release of this closure, which will be 8/1/18 or sooner if fledging is confirmed prior to that time.

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 579

Thanks for all your work on this Tony.

Psyched to see some crags opening.

Really appreciate the cooperation of the Forest Service too.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Colorado
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