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Agony and Ecstasy, The S 
Central Insecurity S 
Ecstasy of the People S 
Eldo of the People S 
Enema of the People S 
Enemy of the People T 
Maximum Security  T 
Men Are From Mars T,S 
Prism T 
Scraping By T 
Security Risk T 

Lower Security Risk Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 40.0045, -105.3931 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: George Bell on Nov 30, 1999
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  • Description 

    This crag sits above above Happy Hour Crag, it contains steep crack routes and a few sport lines. The most famous route is the climb of the same name. This crag is not really that separate from Upper Security Risk, but the standard downclimb goes between the two formations.

    There have been eagle nesting closures which have limited access to this crag in the Feb. 1 - July 31 timeframe.


    A. Scraping By 10-, 1p, 80', gear.
    B. Eldo Of The People, 12-, 1p, bolts.
    C. The Prism, 9, 1p, 100', gear.
    C1. Maximum Security, 9+/10-, 1p, 100', gear.
    D. Ecstacy Of The People, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts.
    D1. The Agony and Ecstasy 13d, 1p, ?3 bolts preclipped.
    E. Enemy Of The People, 12, 1p, gear & fixed pin.
    F. Central Insecurity, 12+, 1p, bolts.
    G1. Software Reliability, 10, gear, connects to E.
    G2. Security Risk, 10+, 2p, gear.
    G3. Security Risk Variation, 9, 1p, 1st p var, gear.
    G4. Social Security, 10 R, 1p, 2nd p var, gear.
    GG. Men Are From Mars, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
    HH. Comfortably Numb, 12- R, gear & bolt.
    I. Enema Of THe People, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Same approach as Happy Hour Crag, but continue right (East) of Happy Hour and straight up the hill to the base.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 4.4 miles from here

    11 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Security Risk

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Security Risk:
    Prism   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
    Security Risk   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
    Enemy of the People   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Central Insecurity   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Apr 8, 2010
    Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon
    Contact: Maribeth Pecotte, (303) 541-2500

    Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season.

    Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls.

    These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. Although these areas are being reopened, the Forest Service anticipates reinstating the closures in future years, to allow the eagles to choose their nest site without being disturbed.

    The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31. Signs will be posted at key access points into the areas remaining closed. Volunteers and Forest Service personnel will continue to monitor the areas.
    For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, or visit the Boulder Ranger District web site at

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