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This is a very nice 75' vertical-to-overhanging granite wall just off the road. The rock is reminiscent of the rock in Boulder Canyon, but it is a little more crystalline. There are a good number of sport, trad and sport/trad climbs in the 5.9 to 5.11 range. There is also a nice moderate toprope on the left side. It is a good idea to have a few QDS and a small rack for any of the climbs. Don't forget to bring the tailgate-belay-seat.
In the middle of Buena Vista, turn East off US Highway 24 onto Main Street. Go a couple of blocks and turn North onto N. Colorado Street (Chaffee County Rd. 371). After approximately 3.1 miles from Main Street and after the tunnels, you will see Bob's Rock on the East side of the road and Elephant Rock on the West side.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bob's Rock:
Top Rope Slab 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b TR, 1 pitch
Flakes 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Air Soles 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Bob's Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Depends 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Hot Foot and High Step 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Cartoon Watcher 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Ego Buster 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Special Bob 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Twist and Shout 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Power Pig 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Top Dawg 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Groundhog Day 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Bob's Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CO : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock
This is the obvious and excellent crack on the right side of Bob's Rock. The pro for the first ~15' is poor/nil because of the flaring cracks. After the small ledge, the crack is a perfect vertical to overhanging hand crack. The rock takes good pro and the fall is safe. Definitely a good place to push yourself if it is at your limit....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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