BETA PHOTO: The Chick Problem area, which is the south side of...
Located in the trees below Wild Rock, and adjacent to the James Brown Bouldering area, the Big Wild Boulder hosts two excellent short routes. The climbs are more akin to roped bouldering, but nevertheless are definitely worth a look, as they feature bottom-to-top climbing and powerful moves. The boulder receives tree shade throughout the day, and both routes' anchors are accessible from above (by scrambling up the boulder's northwest corner) for toproping.
Park on the right side of the road approximately a 1/4 mile before the upper boulderfield (1/2 mile past mile marker 52). Cross the highway, pick up a small path through the woods, and head north for a minute or two through the trees to the obvious boulderfield. The Big Wild Boulder is the largest block and farthest north amongst the cluster.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Pete-15 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c CO
: Independence Pass
: ... : Big Wild Boulder
This is another excellent mini-route on the Big Wild Boulder's east face.Underclings out an arch lead to a definite crux, and then thin face climbing to a two bolt anchor. Folks under 5' 8" (or those that are very flexible) may find this route much easier if they discover the "short guy" beta. It was named in honor of an Aspen area climber who recently passed away....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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