Bolt replacement is a top priority of the BCC. As our climbing anchors age, many require replacement to remain safe, which is both time-consuming and costly.
To date, working alongside partners, BCC has helped replace over 750 bolts! We also have organized several massive re-bolting single day efforts:
Castle Rock in BoCan (150+ bolts, 2017)
Roof Routes in Eldo (49 bolts, 2016)
Mickey Mouse Wall in Eldo (120+ bolts, 2015)
Anarchy Wall in Clear Creek (90+ bolts, 2014)
Check out some media about our re-bolting efforts:
How Can I Get Involved?
Another major initiative of the BCC is our wag bag program. We provide approximately 1000 wag bags to our community annually through these stations that we installed and currently manage:
The Dome in Boulder Canyon
Base of 3rd Flatiron / Satellite Boulders
Rincon in Eldorado Canyon
West Ridge in Eldo
Redgarden in Eldo
The Slab in the Flatirons
Canal Zone in Clear Creek
Little Eiger in Clear Creek
High Wire in Clear Creek
Tiers of Zion in Clear Creek
Dinosaur Rock in the Flatirons
Staunton State Park (park manages)
We need help with ongoing re-stocking of these stations. If you frequent these areas and are able to help, please email Craig Hoffman at email@example.com.
We also maintain one portapotty at Upper Dream Canyon.
For the last five years the BCC has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service Boulder office to observe and track the progress of the Golden Eagles that nest in Boulder Canyon. Climber-volunteers go through a short training in February then become part of the monitoring team that visits an observation area regularly until the young ones leave the nest (fledge) in mid to late July.
Over the last five years this pair of Eagles has successfully produced offspring every year, and in 2015 two young ones survived – a rarity. This would not be possible without the cooperation of climbers honoring the closure of the area from Feb 1 until late July when the Eagles leave the nest. We have demonstrated that sensitive species like Golden Eagles can co-exist with climbers if we give them the space they need during their nesting season. We should be proud of this success as a community!
Want to help monitor the Boulder Canyon eagles this year?
Please contact Dara at daramiles2go [at] gmail.com.