Bierstadt Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View looking north from near Ben's Arete in the Bi...
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This is the first area encountered along the trail, and arbitrarily includes all of the boulders around the Bierstadt Block (including the Willows & Dark Crystal boulders), The Ladder
Boulder, Random Progression, the Pink Fink boulder & Peasants into Leaders Boulder.
This is a great are to get started, offering numerous fun warmups like The Ladder, Thing Across From Bierstadt, Crossfire, Dark Crystal, etc. There are also a number of terrifying highballs, mostly on the easy end of the scale, though the classic Peasants into Leaders is sure to inspire fear in the hardiest boulderer. Finally there are a number of testpieces in this area as well, most notably the sequential & insecure Bierstadt, reprotedly V10.
Follow the directions for Area A. About 3 minutes after departing the Chicago Lakes Trail, you should run straight into the Bierstadt Block. There are problems in all directions from the Bierstadt Block.
Climbing Season For the Area A area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
49 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bierstadt Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bierstadt Area:
Canvas V2 5+
R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Featured Route For Bierstadt Area
Timeline V0+ 4+
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Bierstadt Area
This towering highball attracts a lot of attention due to its prominent position at the entrance of Area A. It also demands a great deal of respect. The grade is a bit misleading, as this is not your typical V0. The crux comes right at the top, with extremely insecure moves on slopers and lichen-covered ripples. Fortunately the lower half of the problem is pretty trivial, so if smearing ropeless 20 off the deck is not your idea of fun, its quite possible to down-climb before entering the g...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
BETA PHOTO: Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
BETA PHOTO: Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face. This is located...
This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
The classic highball "Timeline" V0(++) i...