Avg: 3 from 21 votes
|Type:||Sport, 110 ft|
|FA:||Mabe, Juth, Choboian, 8/04|
|Page Views:||604 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Darren Mabe on Sep 8, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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.
From Jeffco Open Space regarding nesting birds in this area (posted 7/3/19):
JCOS observed the nest and determined that based on the body size and plumage, the young are likely about a week away from fledging (taking their first flight from the nest). This is a critical time for the young birds, they are learning to fly and are very powerful yet uncoordinated. After fledging, they will remain in the area, being fed by their parents for about 4 weeks as they learn to hunt. Be aware that these birds can be especially territorial and may act aggressively to defend their nests or young. For your safety and the safety of the birds, please avoid climbing at the crag “Back of the '90s” until the birds have left the area.
- A variation, Priapos, goes straight up on the left side of the buttress after the 4th clip of Aphrodite.
Three stars for the sustained climbing, nicely cleaned rock, interesting route finding, and fantastic movement.