Hillbilly Rocks Rock Climbing
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This is a collection of small rocks in the area between Bihedral
& Inca Stone
on the N side of the canyon. There has been some development here, in particular on Hillbilly 1
. While this area is not a destination, it can be fun for a quick visit when time is limited. There is a bit of poison ivy in the gully for the sensitive.
Upstream from the Riviera
, park in the pullout on the right (N side), just where the road widens to include a passing lane. The Inca Stone
(aka Truth or Consequences
) is just up the road and also on the right. Walk up the road a few yards, and find a poor trail that follows a steep drainage up the hill. There is a fair amount of poison ivy in the gully, especially on the R side. Approach takes about 10 minutes.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Hillbilly Rocks
I Reckon 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Hillbilly Rock 1
This is the leftmost route at Hillbilly - it goes up a short, black face. It is short, powerful, sharp but not painful. This is an exercise in crimpers and underclings. Avoid surprises by scoping the location of all the bolts before leaving the ground. I thought 12a was a reasonable grade, but it's a hard route to onsight, since many of the holds are hard to evaluate (or even see!) from below.Addendum: For the Hymenoptera-sensitive, there can be a fairly tenacious bunch of wasp...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Kevin Neilson
Sep 21, 2008
Note: The poorly-named Hillbilly Crags 2&3 are nowhere near Crag 1, so don't be under the impression that you can easily hike from #1 to the others.