Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Ament's Rock

Select Route:
Aids T,TR 
Wiggly Seam T 

Ament's Rock 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 5,650'
Location: 40.0156, -105.3108 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,541
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 13, 2004
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Janka Flaska above the easy holds.
Seasonal Raptor Closure MORE INFO >>>

Description 

There's a small bit of obscure rock about 150m or so west of the bridge that crosses Boulder Creek with a couple maybe more routes on it. The quality is sub-par and the routes are short, but if you're in to climbing lesser-known routes, then this is for you.

Identify the rock by looking for a small roof near the bottom that angles up to the left. A finger crack is on the left side of the rock and a curving flake on the right.

L->R

A. Deb's Arete, 6, 1p, 50', gear.
B. Aids, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Wiggly Seam, 9+ R, 1p, 40', gear.

There may be poison ivy in the deep foliage at the base.


Getting There 

Park as for the Dome and cross the bridge, but head west along the trail. Go about 150 meters and you'll see the short cliff just above the water trough. Keep hiking on the trail past the cliff for the easiest access until a concrete section (I think) and head up to the hill at a manhole cover.

Traverse back east above the water trough to the base.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Ament's Rock
Getting into the seam...er... hand/finger crack.

Aids 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : Ament's Rock
If you are in search of obscure routes with stars in Rossiter's guidebook, this may be on your list. Well...it is close to the road, you won't find crowds, your cell phone reaches here, sun, but it ain't that great. Crack, yes, but it doesn't climb like typical crack. 1 star... barely. Wiggly Seam (esp on TR) is better but has much less pro.Find this route on a clean-looking, South-facing, slab located just right of the trail after you turn left crossing the bridge that accesses the Dome & F...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Ament's Rock
Local Shops
A true mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder's Flatirons.
Gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience.
Closeouts and cosmetic 2nds at below wholesale prices.
News
Jul 9 Access Fund is hiring in Boulder 0
Jun 11 New Women's Speed Record on the Nose   5
Jun 7 A Tribute to Jeff Lowe   4
May 15 MP Mobile App: Partnered with Black Diamond and now Free   4
May 12 New Feature: Improve This Page   3
May 1 New Yosemite Bigwall Printed Guide Book Now Available 0

[ Read All News ]
Upcoming Events
no events scheduled
Comments on Ament's Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 1, 2005

There is a bit of poison ivy off the main trail here, some buried under the Virginia creeper. Itch, itch, itch

By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 4, 2008

Can anyone point me to info on "Deb's Arete" (5.6)?

By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 7, 2008

Deb's Arete is a short line on the left side of this tiny crag. Since Deb had done it, I was hoping she'd post the info, but I guess not yet. You can see the top of the line in the photo for the crag near the skyline.

By Greg Howland
Aug 15, 2009

I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer.