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This is a relatively newly bolted crag just east of Practice Rock. Somebody went bolt-crazy on this rock, but the result is very well-protected routes. It's a steep dihedral; the east face is a solid slab, while the west face feels inverted and a little more crumbly. With a 60m rope, there's a great belay station with a nice rock as a bench. This is section contains the bulk of the routes on this crag.
At 8.1 miles from the entrance to Boulder Canyon (the first bridge you cross - see Yahoo! map) there is a small turn off. It's on the right side, just below practice rock, about 300 yards past Boulder falls. The crag is about 50 yards east and 30 yards up the hill from the parking lot.
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Pooky Proof 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Mosquito Burrito 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 105'
Chihuahua Enchilada 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Bad Girls Get Spanked 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Midge Squadron 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Meteor Rhoadblock 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Next to Nothing 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 2 pitches, 60'
Super Bon Bon 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Shiny Dog 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Amazing Face 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 2 pitches
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Bowling Ball and Chain 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Main Crag
This route is located on the upper tier of 'The Bowling Alley'. Climb the gully to the right of 'Take the Termites...' up to a ledge at the base of 2 bolted routes on the upper right hand side of the main wall. This route is the rightmost of the 2 routes, beside 'Oil Pan Hook Shot'. I am not sure what Rick was thinking, but he must have been desperate to put new routes up, this one could have been left out.The climbing starts atop a block past the first bolt, over a little roof on good holds and...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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