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Bierstadt Area

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Alpenfrau, The 
Ben's Arete 
Ben's Highball 
Ben's Roof 
Bierstadt Corridor Arete 
Bierstadt Loh 
Black Streak 
Caressing Lovely Lumps 
Country Roads 
Dark Crystal 
Eleventh Hour 
Gallery, The 
Ground Control 
Jenny Craig 
Kansas City Shuffle 
Ladder, The 
Last Drag, The 
Last of the Ohitians 
Love in an Elevator 
Ludders Pinch 
Ludders Pinch Low 
Ludders Pinch SDS 
Maker's Mark 
Maker's Mark Low 
Ohitians Arete 
Peasants Into Leaders 
Pink Fink 
Prehistoric Bird 
Public Execution 
Quill, The 
Rapier, The 
Red Rum 
Red Rum SDS 
Sacred Stones 
Snow White 
Sober Stoner, The 
Thing Across From Bierstadt 
Think Mauve 
Topher's Problem 
Zorro Arete 
Zorro Warmup 

Bierstadt Area  

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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 39.6326, -105.6211 View Map  Incorrect?
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The classic highball "Timeline" V0(++) i...

The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>


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.

Getting There 

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

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bierstadt Area:
Timeline   V0+ 4+ R     Boulder, Alpine, 25'   
Zorro Warmup   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   
Black Streak   V1 5 R     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
Last of the Ohitians   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Canvas   V2 5+ R     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
The Ladder   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 10'   
Thing Across From Bierstadt   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
Dark Crystal   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine, 16'   
Crossfire   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Maker's Mark   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Ben's Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 16'   
Peasants Into Leaders   V7 7A+ R     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
Ludders Pinch   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Pink Fink   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Bierstadt   V9 7C     Boulder, Alpine, 14'   
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Featured Route For Bierstadt Area
Unknown topping out Ben's Arete.

Ben's Arete V5 6C  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Bierstadt Area
At the base of the arete, begin from obvious holds above your head. After making a couple moves high-gravity thrutchy moves, reach right onto the face to a hard-to-decipher-without-the-beta right hand undercling crimp just before the topout on thin but perfect crimps. If this one's at or near your limit, you may want to scramble up top to scope out and dust the finishing edges. If not for the alternative start (see below), I would give this line 4 stars as it is tall, overhung, interesting, c...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Bierstadt Area Slideshow Add Photo
Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
BETA PHOTO: Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face.  This is located...
BETA PHOTO: Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face. This is located...
View looking north from near Ben's Arete in the Bi...
BETA PHOTO: View looking north from near Ben's Arete in the Bi...

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