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Bolt Boulder (Boulder Below Twins Owls)

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This is a large boulder below Twin Owls. Ever seen its bolts, rivets, fixed gear and wondered why?

Perhaps 45 feet tall, it has a number of short routes on it. For organizational purposes and since it is distinct from Twins Owls, we'll make it a separate entry. Note, it is not subject to raptor closures.

On its west side, there are a number of aid lines and hard potential free lines. On its east & south sides lie a few totally obscure lines.

It doesn't seem to be listed separately in Kimball's, Rossiter's, or Gillett's guides, although Hangover Overhang is listed in Rossiter's guide, p. 210.

Thanks, Ben.

Getting There 

From the current Twin Owls parking lot (soon to be phased out, '07?), it lies a short way up the trail, on the N side of the trail, towards Gem Lake.

From the new parking lot, you'll have to hike to the junction for Black Canyon vs Gem Lake. Hike west briefly, drop down, and you'll likely nearly bump into this rock as you approach the old Twin Owls parking lot, soon to be restored.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

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MZ underneath the massive overhang.
MZ underneath the massive overhang.

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By werner
Apr 20, 2008
This route was originally climbed by Keith Lober and Aaron Walter in 1979.
By Ben C.
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 6, 2010
Benningfield calls this the "Bolt Boulder" in his Colorado Bouldering guide.
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