Moraine Park Boulders (aka Fern Lake Trail/The Pool/Arch Rocks) Rock Climbing
Grouse checking out the bouldering action.
This trail heading out to The Pool area has a smattering of boulders which may entice the errant boulderer starting about 3/4 of a mile down the trail. There are some highballs along here. There are even some toprope problems, too. There are some nice streamside boulders once the spring runoff ends. It's not clear that there are high end boulder problems.
Note, the Arch Rock backcountry site has been closed due to beetle kill tree fall potential.
There are nice smaller boulders if you wish to bring your little boulderers along.
From the Beaver Meadows entrance, head towards Moraine Park and its campground. Just before entering the campground, take a left down past the Cub Lake trailhead. Continue to the end of the road. The trailhead has limited parking, but there are small pullouts 0.2 & 0.4 miles back. There is a slightly larger parking area at the winter closure spot perhaps a mile back.
Note, a small, RMNP shuttle bus does service the area.
Climbing Season For the RMNP Bouldering Areas area.
Weather station 8.4 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Moraine Park Boulders (aka Fern Lake Trail/The Pool/Arch Rocks)
|Photos of Moraine Park Boulders (aka Fern Lake Trail/The Pool/Arch Rocks) Slideshow
More nice flowers along the way to bouldering.
Nice flowers along the way to bouldering.
A nice place to freshen up after bouldering.
Another low end, trailside problem.
2 low end, trailside problems.
Windy Gulch Cascade off to the right of the trail.
|Comments on Moraine Park Boulders (aka Fern Lake Trail/The Pool/Arch Rocks)
From: Potrero Chico, MEX
Jun 5, 2016
I think this area is most commonly known now as the "Moraine Park Boulders". That seems like a better title for this section to me. Since there are currently only a handful of problems, it might be easier to have 'em all under that heading. Most of the boulders have only one or two problems anyway.
Jul 19, 2016
I'm trying to figure out whether I will be able to squeeze a bit of bouldering into a family vacation to RMNP this week. We're going to be camping in Moraine Park. Is there moderate bouldering that's not too far out of the way from there?
I can't find a table of contents for Jamie Emerson's recent guidebook. Does anyone out there have it? Does it have info on Moraine Park Boulders? I am happy to rent or buy the guidebook when I get there, but for now I just need enough info to figure out how to plan a few hours of bouldering here and there.