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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.
The route continues straight up from that point, the crack narrows about one foot back from the face during most of the route, allowing you to place gear. Gear options also exist on the sides, although I did not notice any good placements during the bulk of the middle portion of the route. Many placement opportunities exist at the top and bottom of the route.
At the top is a very large rock which seemed quite stable, you could sling it perhaps, instead I put pro in the various spaces underneath it.
Note - you don't normally rap this route, so I didn't get an idea of how long it is.
At the time of this writing (August 2012), there are various loose rocks and holds all the way up the route. See the condition report, be very careful - prudence would suggest staying well clear of the route (both climbers and spectators) if you don't have a helmet on your head!!! With the extra hazard and detours required, I'd rate it at least 5.7.