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Essential Boulder

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Essential Boulder  

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Location: 38.9011, -108.4984 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Brad Edwards, Nick Reecy, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Nov 25, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Essential Boulder as seen from the second pullout ...


Essential Boulder is a good piece of rock with problems on the north, west, east, and south faces.

Landings vary, but most are good.

Getting There 

It is directly across the road from the second Black Wave Boulder Area pullout or on the east side of CO Highway 141, 20 yards from the pavement.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Essential Boulder:
Holdin' on to My Chicken   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Essential Boulder
Working the sloper rail on Common Deer.

Common Deer V5- 6C  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Essential Boulder
Common Deer ascends a short, bulging face via fluid moves on slopers. The problem climbs near some bad rock, but with the exception of the gaston before the lip, the holds are remarkably solid.Sit start with hands matched on the shelf. From there, make a big move up to a sloping rail, work the feet over to the left, cross over with a right hand to a sloper on the rail (crux), then bump the right up to a gaston, get a foot on the start hold, position the hands, and hit the lip, and top it out.The...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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