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|Type:||Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||C. Bernal / D .Mabe, 12/02|
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Raptor Closures Effective February 1-July 31
Tunnel 1 closure
For more details visit: jeffco.us/open-space/alerts…
The two areas Jefferson County Open Space intends to close in Clear Creek Canyon, shown on the attached maps, encompass the active eagle nests. If the Clear Creek eagles continue to nest in the active nests, these areas will remain closed from February 1 through July 31. If the eagles choose different nesting sites, the closures will be adjusted accordingly to protect those eagles during their breeding season.
Currently, rock climbing areas that fall inside of the seasonal raptor closures include:
Per the rockfall mitigation project has been completed. Marked as archived / Project Status: Complete on CODOT.
Project Work Resumes Nov. 13 Following Summer Shutdown
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, crews will resume work on this project, starting with rockfall mitigation on US 6 from mile points 260 to 272. Remaining work, anticipated to be completed in April 2019, includes:
scaling rock; removing scaled rock; and installing rock reinforcement, rock anchors, mesh anchors, and 160,000 squat feet of wire mesh.
P3. 5.9, 40 feet, 3 bolts and gear. Stem up a short dihedral to the roof, clip the black bolt with a long sling, and traverse left (gear 0.5 C4). Pull around the left side of the roof, and climb up to the plush Ashtray Belay (optional small nut).
P4. Stem up dihedral, step right and stretch up to the start of the roof crack (#2 Camalot). Make an airy hand traverse right using the roof crack for pro (#0.75 and #1 Camalot), placing the last piece as high as you can reach. Mantel over the right side of the roof, and clip a bolt to protect the airy and steep crux. Continue straight up over slabs, bulges, and roofs to Surette Ledge. There is an optional creative mid-pitch gear belay above the fourth bolt. 7 bolts and gear, 5.9+/10, 120 feet.
BONUS pitch (10+): once on Surette Ledge, you could traverse all the way right to the last pitch of Wild Child to top out on Mission Wall!
Descent: walk off left across exposed ledge and descend the loose hillside. OR, traverse right to last anchors of Gneiss Route, and rap twice with two ropes or three times with 70m cord, but the better option is to rap Rocketman and require two ropes. Rap 65', then do a full 200' rap. Be very careful of loose rock on the ledge.