Loch Lomond Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Kyle Douglass on Oct 27, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: One of the boulders at Loch Lomond. This one is c...
This area is a nice cirque just west of the town of Alice and St. Mary's Glacier. I have been here a number of times, and it tends to be a secluded area, and most anyone who goes there is there for hiking; I have never seen any climbers, but despite that there is a large abundance of bouldering and single-pitch and multipitch climbs to be done. The rock is pretty sharp and can be rough on the hands. Due to the area being new and in the alpine, it is wise to watch out for rocks.
Take I-70 west to exit 238 (Fall River Road, St. Mary's/Alice), the first exit past the town of Idaho Springs. Go north, and follow this (Fall River Road) up past two sets of switchbacks and then a bit farther into the town of Alice. Go left on Alice Road, a dirt road, and follow this to the top of the hill. On the right there will be a gnarly little four-wheel-drive road called Stewart Road, and a sign stating the distance to Loch Lomond. Since I don't have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, I have walked this road numerous times, but it is highly recommended to drive this road if at all possible. Follow the road until it ends a lake, Loch Lomond. On the south side of the lake there is a trail headed up to three other lakes, and the cirque of Loch Lomond.
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Weather station 4.5 miles from here
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['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
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BETA PHOTO: Loch Lomond. James Peak on the south side of the c...
BETA PHOTO: Loch Lomond as viewed from the back of the cirque.
As you approach Loch Lomond, you will pass this bo...
Thin fingers on the graffiti strewn boulder close ...
Hiking along Loch Lomond on a perfect July day.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 9, 2014
In my opinion, you can easily make arguments either way. I think it'll be easier to find as you have entered it here.
By Dave Carey
From: Morrison, CO
Oct 8, 2014
I just saw this on my recommended routes and would prefer to see alpine climbing when I am looking in Alpine Rock and think bouldering in the alpine is not alpine climbing. Similarly, I do not think snow climbs are alpine climbs, but who cares? ;) and I wouldn't fight against anyone putting this in that section of course :) just semantics.
Although, this area does look awesome for bouldering, and I want to go check it out! Maybe there are some alpine routes too!
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Feb 12, 2015
Video of some of the boulders we developed here:
By Andy Librande
From: Denver, CO
Jul 9, 2015
WOW! This place is quite awesome. Really enjoyed my day up there and hope that I can visit again soon! Development potential of moderate problems seems to be high. Thanks for the work in adding these areas.
NOTE: Stewart Road is seasonally closed ~0.9 miles from the parking area at Lake Lomond. There is parking up to the gate, but it can get tight. The sign said the road opens July 15th (but I assume that may differ depending on snow for that year). The closure adds ~20 mins of easy/pleasant hiking on the road making it ~40 mins or so to the first boulder on Reynolds Lake.
EDIT: Found the road status page here (google NFSR 701.2): fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/recreat...