Beginning Feb. 1st each year, a seasonal wildlife closure will be in effect on Redgarden Wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park to protect nesting and roosting sites of the canyons falcons. The closure is in effect through July 31st unless lifted early due to early fledging or inactivity.
The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
Shirttail Peak is closed to all activities, including rock climbing, due to Golden Eagles nesting in the area. Trespassing constitutes a federal offense and violators will be cited. Eagles are sensitive to disturbance caused by human presence and may abandon their nest and young as a result.
This climb is a variation of the upper pitches of the route 'Ruper'.
It starts about 30 feet before entering the leftward traverse under the roof with the old pins. Climb out left onto a steep, lichen-covered wall, using cool hueco features and pebbles, for about 40-45 feet. There is an incipient crack system along the way that will take a few camming devices. Continue climbing up and left to join the upper dihedral of 'Alice',and onward to the top, passing a few old pitons.