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Cascade Boulders (Mile Marker 268).

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Description 

Boulders scattered along a steep hillside just off US Highway 6 in CCC. Maverick's Boulder is fairly easy to access, very nice rock, I believe it is gneiss....more info in one of the Colorado bouldering guides.

Getting There 

Heading west on US Highway 6 from Golden, park at mile marker 268. The boulders are across the street and up the hill. The Maverick's Boulder is pretty huge and obvious and takes only a few minutes to get to from the bottom.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.4 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bouldering (mile marker 268):
Warmups   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Illness Boulders
Mavericks   V5 6C     Boulder   Mavericks Boulder
Bacterial   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Illness Boulders
41st Street   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   Mavericks Boulder
The Shifter   V8-9 7B+     Boulder   Mavericks Boulder
Stanley Kubrick   V11 8A     Boulder, 15'   Illness Boulders
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Featured Route For Bouldering (mile marker 268)
Danilo Bo on Il Precario (photo taken from frontrangebouldering.com).

Il Precario V6 7A  CO : Golden : ... : Giant Steps Boulders
This route is a kind-of direct start to La Fissura. Climb the face just right of the big dihedral on the Giant Steps right boulder, to end joining with the terminating dihedral for a topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Bouldering (mile marker 268) Slideshow Add Photo
Tom gearing up for the powerful and painful roof crimping moves on the (SDS) of "Stanley Kubrick (V11)." <br /> <br />Photo by:  Luke Childers
Tom gearing up for the powerful and painful roof c...
Slightly enhanced beta photo... <br />(B. Horan photo)
BETA PHOTO: Slightly enhanced beta photo...
(B. Horan photo)
Luke Childers on the technically powerful and polished lip moves that link the (SDS) of "Carrera GT (V10)" to the finishing section of "Carrera (V8)."  Much better climbing than I had expected!!  I give it stars!!
Luke Childers on the technically powerful and poli...
Jason Baker standing up to the explosive power of "Rhino (V10)." <br /> <br />Photo by: Luke Childers.
Jason Baker standing up to the explosive power of ...
Jason Baker squeezing and pulling to gain the final exit (crux) moves on "Stanley Kubrick (V11)."  <br /> <br />Spotter:  Tom <br /> <br />Photo by:  Luke Childers
Jason Baker squeezing and pulling to gain the fina...

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From: crauschville
Mar 10, 2010
Much of this info and photos were taken from frontrangebouldering.com, just trying to get the info on this site, too.

I think it's also worth mentioning that many of the problems in this area are highballs with questionable landings, make sure you bring plenty of pads and spotters.

I have also personally seen several rattlesnakes in this gully during the warm months, and even the fresh kill of bighorns (mountain lions about), so just be prepared and know how to handle that sort of situation should you come upon it....