Avg: 2 from 24 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 210 ft (64 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Ron Olsen, Brenda Leach, and Yvonne D'Andrea, 10/29/07|
|Page Views:||3,392 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Nov 2, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Per Katherine Armstrong, NF Ranger 7/29/20:
Following a five month closure to protect nesting golden eagles, the Roosevelt National Forest has reopened Eagle Rock climbing area in Boulder Canyon.
“The Boulder Canyon eagles successfully raised one strong and healthy eaglet this year,” said wildlife biologist Aurelia DeNasha with the USDA Forest Service. “Two chicks hatched initially, but unfortunately only one survived to fledge, which isn’t uncommon in birds of prey.”
Post-fledging visits to the nest did not reveal the exact cause of death of the second chick, but cooperation by climbers with the closures are crucial to the eagles’ success each season.
“Golden eagle pairs are most susceptible to disturbance when choosing a nesting site. These closures allow the birds to pick the best site for survival without impact of other factors, such as human presence. Once chosen, the nest site stays closed until the eagles fledge in late July,” said DeNasha.
After the eagles’ site selection was made unused areas reopened in April.
The annual nesting closures include popular rock climbing spots at Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress and Security Risk in Boulder Canyon. These areas are located along Colorado Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls.
Effective through July 31, 2020, the closures protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory. Happy Hour, Bihedral and Riviera remain open as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.
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.
It is against federal and state law to disturb any nesting bird of prey. Only employees, volunteers, and wildlife professionals under an agreement with the Forest Service enter nesting areas for monitoring purposes. This is for the integrity of nest and the safety of the eagles, those conducting surveys, and the public. Visitors can help protect wildlife by respecting all closures and leaving immediately if you should accidentally enter one.
For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, call the Boulder Ranger District office at 303-541-2500, or visit local climbing websites or fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/rec…
(click on Boulder Canyon for more info).
Starting 4/21/20, Blob Rock, East Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress and Security Risk are now open to activities. Eagle Rock remains closed to climbing and all activities until 7/31/2020. This was confirmed with Matt Henry, Recreation Program Manager, Forest Service.
From K. Armstrong, FS Public Affairs, email@example.com, 970-222-7607: starting 3/20/19, Blob Rock, East Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk are now open to activities. Eagle Rock remains closed to climbing and other activities through 7/31/19.
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 giviSee - fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/rec….
Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk will close Feb. 1 until July 31 for raptor nesting. Depending on updated information, the closure time can be shortened or lengthened.
Each year, Boulder Canyon raptor nesting area closures are in effect starting February 1st through July 31st at Eagle Rock, Security Risk, Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress. However, the area is monitored and closures are periodically lifted early (due to no active nest, nest site failure, or early fledging). This monitoring program is a partnership with the Forest Service Boulder Ranger District, Boulder Climbing Community, and Audubon Society. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates. More info at fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/rec…
Most likely, this will be the last new route on Tonnere Tower for the 2007 season. I would like to thank my first-ascent partners for their help in establishing all the fine routes on this crag. Their photos can be found in the Curtain Call album. Here is the Wikipedia definition of Curtain Call.
Start at a steep face about 15' left of Local Hero.
P1: Climb up to to a small roof, step left, and continue up to a lower-angle slab. Climb the slab past a bolt, and step right to a short steep wall. Clip a second bolt and crank up right to another slab. Climb the slab and move up right to a corner capped by a roof. Clip a third bolt, and traverse left under the roof (crux). Climb steep cracks to a ledge and a 2-bolt anchor. 5.8, 90'.
Nice climbing at the beginning and end of the pitch, but the easy slabs in the middle drop the rating to one star.
P2: Step left from the anchor onto an arete. Climb straight up the arete, merging with Showtime after 40'. Follow Showtime to the top of the pinnacle. Stay left as much as possible for the best climbing line. You can also finish up on Dutch Treat, which climbs cracks in the center of the pinnacle, instead of staying left on Showtime. 5.8+, 120'.
This is a great pitch; the best pure trad pitch on the crag. Three stars.
Descent: If you have a 60m rope, rappel 95' down to the anchor on The B Boys (this anchor is about 20' above the first-pitch anchor on Curtain Call). Then rappel 100' down to the gully just above the start, and do an easy 20' downclimb.
If you have a 70m rope, rappel 115' down to the anchor atop the first pitch of Curtain Call, then rappel 110' down to the start.