Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft (21 m)|
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|Shared By:||Chris Deuto on Jan 28, 2019|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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.
Start by climbing the first crimp crux of Ken T’ank, to the massive jug rest, (although the first ascensionist did not use the leg wrap out far right). From the rest, move left to a jug flake with foot smears, then move into an upside down slot, and make a hard clip. The rest of the crux is very beta intensive, and there are several ways to do it (hint: right toe hook for last move). This has four star rock, has four star movement, and in my opinion, is a four star line. Don’t be put off by its close position to Ken T’ank, you have to be very tall and strong to move back into that rock climb once you are in the crux. It felt 5.14- for me, but with different beta and climbing style, it could feel harder or easier. Still, it’s a great climb, and I hope it receives the attention it deserves.