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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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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Nov 25, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Essential Boulder as seen from the second pullout ...

Description 

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]
['<=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',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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Lawyers, Guns & Money problem on the Essential Boulder.

Lawyers, Guns & Money V3- 6A  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Essential Boulder
Sit start with hands matched in a hueco and feet to your right. Move up the slight overhang to a set of crimps, set your feet, and hit the lip. Another option skips the big throw to the lip by climbing up past the crimps through a tough sloper to gain the lip. Either way you choose, top it out using the good cracks located atop the boulder. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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