Turkey Vulture nesting closure OPENED!
As of 9/13/19, the turkey vulture closure has been lifted. The nest is empty.
Attention: the Eldorado Canyon SP staff has informed us that Heart of Gold, Rush Buick, Emergency Brake, Nobody's Home, and The Squeamish are closed until further notice for turkey vulture nesting. Please respect this closure. This notice came out Aug. 22, 2019.
This is a line between Crack Face Route & Plinth
on Hawk Eagle Ridge. This may be utilized to set up a TR on Plinth
; however, it might be better to ascend Bowling Alley
chimney slightly uphill instead. The real crux may be how many negative stars to assign this.
Just to the right of the face with Plinth
, find a vegetated, perhaps bushy, crack. Note: There is a healthy patch of poison ivy at the base which requires careful navigation to avoid. Ascend (or perhaps, better, don't ascend) this crack utilizing a key foothold on a hod [a la One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
] of flexing plant & dirt matter about 20 feet up. Enticing? When you get to the groove angling to the top of Plinth
, head up past a rappel tree. Questionable hods and gear keeps your attention. 85 feet in all.
Bring a rack to a #3 Camalot & wires.