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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bierstadt Area:
Timeline V0+ 4+ R Boulder, Alpine, 25'
Black Streak V1 5 R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Last of the Ohitians V1 5 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
The Ladder V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 10'
Red Rum V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Canvas V2 5+ R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Dark Crystal V3 6a Boulder, Alpine, 16'
Ben's Highball V4 6b R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Country Roads V5 6c R Boulder, Alpine, 45'
Maker's Mark V5 6c PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Ben's Arete V5 6c Boulder, Alpine, 16'
Zorro Arete V6-7 7a+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Ludders Pinch V7 7a+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Peasants Into Leaders V7 7a+ R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Pink Fink V7 7a+ PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Snow White V7-8 7b Boulder, Alpine, 13'
Ludders Pinch Low V7-8 7b Boulder, Alpine, 12'
The Gallery V8 7b Boulder, Alpine, 13'
Bierstadt V9 7c Boulder, Alpine, 14'
Public Execution V9-10 7c+ PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 20'
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Timeline V0+ 4+ R CO : 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 gu...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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