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Kahuna Boulder

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Description 

The Kahuna boulder is home to one of the most classic problems on the Front Range, the Kahuna Roof. There are only a few problems on this boulder, and it is partially submerged in the lake when the water level is high. The prominent feature of this rock is the clean overhaning West face with absolutely perfect landings below it. The rock's quality is superb, and it's even in the shade in the morning and early afternoon.

Getting There 

The Kahuna boulder lies at the top of the beach on Carter Lake, just below the main North bouldering area on the hillside. Either walk along the beach from the road, or follow one of the trails to the main area and walk straight downhill towards the lakie. The Kahuna Boulder has a large roof on one side, and is the closest boulder to the lake.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['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',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',3],['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 Kahuna Boulder:
Water Way Campus   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Beach Crack   V3 6A     Boulder   
Kahuna Roof   V5 6C     Boulder   
Beached Whale   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Kahuna Boulder
The Kahuna Roof, Carter Lake.

Kahuna Roof V5 6C  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Kahuna Boulder
This is is perhaps the most ultra-classic problem at Carter Lake, and is practically a destination by itself. It's located on the steepest overhanging side of the Kahuna boulder. Start with your hands matched on the large half-moon hold, find a way to stick the sloping shelf a few feet up, and then crank a couple more solid moves to top out. Like much of the rest of Carter, it's on fantastic rock, the landing really couldn't be any better, and the moves are truly spectacular. Definitely one ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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