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|Type:||Sport, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Mike Downing, 1987.|
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|Shared By:||Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
OSMP is enacting a closure to protect cliff nesting raptors at Der Freischutz on Dinosaur Mountain — please see the attached map. The closure includes the BUBBLE and the Dinosaur Eggs formations.
On Wednesday of this week, OSMP staff and volunteers observed that the prairie falcon pair that typically occupies Bear Creek Spire had relocated to the Der Freischutz formation.
The pair’s timing is in the ballpark that if they succeed and fledge young, the formation will open with other closures on or about July 31st.
As a result of the move, OSMP is lifting the closure for Bear Creek Spire.
Those approaching Overhang Rock from Mallory Cave trail will need to approach from Bear Creek Spire going forward or until Bear Canyon trail is reopened.
Overhanging for the first 1/2 of the route, then vertical. Conglomerate sandstone with little pockets and knobs makes a great finger and hand workout. About 70ft. to the chains. Stick-clipping the first bolt is definitely recommended. The moves up to the bolt are not easy and you're looking at a 15ft nasty groundfall on boulders if you blow it. It seems other people had the same idea since there's a small collection of 5ft branches at the bottom of the route.