Several popular climbing areas in Boulder Canyon have reopened to the public following an annual golden eagle nesting closure.
Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk are now open to all activities, according to a news release from the Boulder Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service’s Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. These areas close temporarily each year to allow the birds to choose nest sites without being disturbed.
Eagle Rock remains closed to climbing and other activities through Tuesday.
The Boulder Ranger District partners with the Boulder Climbing Community and the Access Fund to monitor nesting progress and to inform climbers about the importance of giving the eagles space to raise their young.