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:
Blonde Formation Bumbling Stock Evil Area Ghost Crag Highlander Skinny Legs Stumbling Block Tetanus Garden Fault Caves
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.
This is a quality route! It is steep in its mid-section and has a powerful overhang prior to the anchor. You start on slabby rock which leads to a slightly overhanging face. On the face, there is a great hand jam that can be used as a rest spot if you know how to do so. The crux just below the anchor is well-protected.
I communicated with one of the first ascentionists, and he thinks it is a 5.12. I agree and am using the guidebook rating so others do not get confused on the routes location. Hopefully the consensus changes in the future.
Located near the right side of the south face, it shares its first bolt with the route to its right. You climb over a small overlap at the start.