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smike


Jan 19, 2006, 9:08 PM
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Need Crag advice for Boulder/Denver CO area  (North_America: United_States: Colorado: Boulder_Area: boulder_canyon_bouldering)
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I'm going to be in the Denver and Boulder area in mid-march, and was hoping I'd be able to get some climbing in. I'm bringing a newbie, so I was hoping some of you would be able to give me some advice on where to go for some good bouldering and/or toproping areas (assuming it'll be warm enough to climb in mid-march!). I'm only going to be able to fly in with one crashpad, so that might influence where I can go too...

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated... oh, and possibly on-line topos? Thanks!


atg200


Jan 20, 2006, 6:30 AM
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climbingboulder.com will have the best online info.

you have a ton of choices. for toproping, my favorite is castlewood canyon on the SE side of denver. relatively short conglomerate climbs with easy toprope access. fun place. lots of other places exist, but nowhere else has so much so concentrated.

for bouldering, there is an enormous amount. near boulder, check out mt sanitas and flagstaff(i'm assuming fairly easy bouldering - sanitas has good easy stuff with friendly landings). in denver, morrison has a small handful of easy stuff and loads of harder, and castlewood canyon has a lot of excellent bouldering too.


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Jan 25, 2006, 8:19 PM
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There are a couple of areas I would recommend that are kind to newbies (I'm a newbie). The first two are in Boulder Canyon; Happy Hour Crag has several easier routes, 5.6 to 5.7. Nip and Tuck also has some easy 5.6 routes and the approach is minimal. Step out of your car, walk 10 feet and climb.

The other place is called Lookout Mountain. The approach for this one is even easier. Park the car and throw your rope out the window. Lookout has 6's and 7's.

I haven't ever toproped Castlewood but I've tried the bouldering and its excellent. Also, Morrison is a great bouldering spot ( I do the easy 200' traverse about 2' off the ground) and its in the sun all day.

Post on the Front Range Climbing Partners thread when you get to town. One of us will show you around.


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