Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 35 ft|
|FA:||equipped by Mark Rolofson 2001, F.A. Peter Beal 2003, F.F.A. Taylor Roy|
|Page Views:||621 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor Roy on Apr 27, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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…
To begin, scamble up about 15 feet of easy terrain, clip the first bolt, and mantel onto a shelf below the arete. This is your last chance to rest. From here, sprint up the arete, making increasingly difficult and technical moves until you get to a reachy crux, which is followed by a strenuous clip and a very cool but draining mantel sequence that takes you to the chains.
This route missed classic status, because it lacks the aesthetics and length that people expect of a four star route; however, The Holdup compensates for this with amazing moves, great rock, and a nice line. Plus, being South-facing and well out of the canyon, this is a great option for cold, sunny days in the winter.
Due to the distance between holds at the crux, this route could feel a bit easier for tall people and way harder for short people. Anyways, I encourage people to get on it. Hopefully, the Holdup doesn't rob as many days and finger tips from you as it did from me!