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This is a reorganizational entry to collect all the bouldering at Garden of the Gods under one subarea.

From Brian T. Wandzilak: The bouldering in the Garden is mostly long, sustained traverses. The holds are fairly similar to what you would find on a Garden route. They range from slopey pockets to positive pockets, from positive edges to sand-filled crimps. If you have any input, go ahead and add it, please.

Note, by regulation, bouldering is limited to the first 10 feet from the ground. Please follow their regulations to help maintain our privileged access to this amazing area. Thanks!

Getting There 

See the subareas and routes for individual approaches.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bouldering:
Unknown (Compression Northeast)   V3- 6A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
South Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   The Snake Pit Area : The Boulder (aka Fang Bould...
East Face Crimps   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   The Snake Pit Area : The Boulder (aka Fang Bould...
Swiss Cheese   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 10'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
Unknown Dyno   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   The Snake Pit Area : Traverse Boulder (aka Trail...
Unknown V4   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder   The Snake Pit Area : Traverse Boulder (aka Trail...
Long Traverse   V6 7A     Boulder   The Blowouts Area
Unknown V7 aka Slapper   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
East Overhang of Mongoose Block   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 10'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
Low Traverse into Slapper   V9 7C     Boulder, 20'   The Snake Pit Area : Mongoose Block
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Low Traverse into Slapper V9 7C  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Mongoose Block
Start low on the left side of the overhang on the large, undercling holds. In the photo, you'd have your hands roughly matched where the guy's right hand is. Stay low and move right through the start of the V4 into the start of Slapper. Finish up with Slapper! In my mind, this is the best problem at The Snakepits....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Patrick Manitou
From: Atlanta, GAAAAA
Dec 15, 2011
I was looking at the 8a bouldering list for the Garden and hadn't heard of a lot of the problems. I gather of lot of them are eliminates/variations, but I'd love to know more about any of the following problems:

Mr. Bonegangles, Cheese Arete, Huckleberry Gin, Crenshaw Traverse, Snake Arete, Swiss Cheese.

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