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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Apr 16, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

Camp in Boulder/Denver?
Try couch-surf-swapping with other climbers if you live near a good destination.
There's some on-line site that manages that sort of thing.


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By Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Apr 16, 2014
me on my redpoint

Alvaro Arnal wrote:
Rifle



+1


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By ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
Apr 16, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper

Shelf Road for its overhanging pocketed limestone that is amazing for sport climbing, and some of the closest camping around.

Clear Creek Canyon for its proximity to Golden and Denver, very short approaches(less than 5-10 minutes for most) and very high concentration of hard (5.12-5.14) sport climbs on some pretty solid and clean Gneiss and Schist. Only really crowded on the weekends(like everywhere).
Easy to find shade/sun depending on the weather.

Boulder Canyon for easy short approaches, although some not as easy as most all of clear creek(think tyrols). Sweet bomber granite walls that offer cracks and slabs and roofs whatever your pleasure.

Garden of the Gods is just one of the most beautiful places to be climbing and the super soft sandstone allows for UNREAL friction and some pretty sweet, historic routes.

Pretty much anywhere in the South Platte is a must see. Turkey Rock and Devils head offer Yosemitesque granite cracks on big walls. Long pitches of bolted sport routes like no where else in CO. Not to mention a more remote setting smaller crowds and gorgeous views from the tops of those crags.

Rifle is amazing and as a 5.12c climber you should be able to have quite a bit of fun there. The climbing is very steep and very stiff. Definitely a different style(think knee bars) and will take a day or two to get back to climbing at your limit but also an extremely high concentration of bolted sport routes with no worries of crowds or lines.


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By JCM
From Henderson, NV
Apr 16, 2014

ChefMattThaner wrote:
Rifle ... no worries of crowds or lines.


This is laughably false. Most of the other things you said are on the money, though.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Apr 17, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

ChefMattThaner wrote:
Rifle is amazing and as a 5.12c climber you should be able to have quite a bit of fun there. The climbing is very steep and very stiff. Definitely a different style(think knee bars) and will take a day or two to get back to climbing at your limit but also an extremely high concentration of bolted sport routes with no worries of crowds or lines.

And I hear that you can now go there without getting totally 'dhhhhhuuuude'-ed.


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By david Graham
Apr 22, 2014
stuff

Old and Busted wrote:
I typically exclude mentioning the bubble because I personally never spend any time there & therefore unqualified to comment on it.


What do you mean the bubble?
Also Thanks to everyone who answered, gave us a ton of help.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

david Graham wrote:
What do you mean the bubble?

Boulder is frequently referred to as 'the bubble' both by those who love it and those who do not. Most people acknowledge that it is somewhat cut-off or distanced from the real world- again ,a reason for those same folks to either love or hate it.


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By Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Apr 25, 2014
me on my redpoint

I think that most people would agree that the climbing in Boulder is amazing, it just is. That being said that place is just annoying, I lived there for a long time and have a love hate relationship with Boulder. Love to visit Boulder but would never live there again. And again, amazing climbing there!


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