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Matthews-Winters Park

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Matthews-Winters Park  


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Description 

Just northwest of Morrison lies some of the best problems in the Morrison area. Most of the problems are located on the southern side of Matthew Winters Park either on, or around the Millenium Boulder.

More info and pics coming soon.

Getting There 

Head north from the Town of Morrison on the County Road and make a Left (west) at the Red Rocks #1 entrance follow this road until you see an obvious parking lot on the left and the Red Rocks trail on your right. Follow the trail past 2 large cliffs. When the trail forks, continue right and over the ridge. Stroll north on the trail for a few minutes until you see Millenium Boulder down below on your right, and the hillside boulders on your left.

The total approach should take 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.8 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['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',1],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Matthews-Winters Park:
Little Wing   V3 6A     Boulder   The Other Boulder
Refracted   V4 6B     Boulder, 16'   Hill Side Boulders : The Refracted Boulder
Second Coming (aka Revelation?)   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   The Millenium Boulder
Epiphany   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   The Millenium Boulder
Prow Problem   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 12'   The Millenium Boulder
Old Bones   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Millenium Boulder
Ghost Dance   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   The Millenium Boulder
Ghost Dance (crimp start)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   The Millenium Boulder
Hickey's V7   V7 7A+     Boulder   The Millenium Boulder
Black Heart   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   The Millenium Boulder
Purity Control   V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   The Millenium Boulder
Moon Child   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   The Millenium Boulder
Bambi   V11+ 8A     Boulder, 25'   Hill Side Boulders : The Cave Boulder aka Deer C...
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This is the sweet line of underclings and side pulls on the left side of the roof. Sit start on jugs. Pull big moves utilizing a bomber toe hook. The first crux is a throw while cutting your feet, the second is finding the best way to control the jug at the end of the roof. From the jug, make a small move with the right hand to a descent hold, then a loooong pull to a fairly shallow 2 finger pocket. Lock off to the jug and finesse your way to the top.... AWESOME!If you're not a V12 climber,...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Matthews-Winters Park Slideshow Add Photo
Trailside bouldering at Matthews/Winters.
Trailside bouldering at Matthews/Winters.
If you spot this phallus on the way in, you are on the right trail....
If you spot this phallus on the way in, you are on...
Jason Baker looking for "Purity Control, V10."  Millennium Boulder, Colorado. <br /> <br />Photo by:  Luke Childers.
Jason Baker looking for "Purity Control, V10....
Jason Baker on "Epiphany, V5/6."  Millennium Boulder, Colorado. <br /> <br />Photo by:  Luke Childers.
Jason Baker on "Epiphany, V5/6." Millen...
A snake on the trail at Matthews-Winters Park.
A snake on the trail at Matthews-Winters Park.
Walk by panorama.
Walk by panorama.

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By scarecrow
From: Denver, CO
Sep 14, 2009
I checked this area out recently and just wanted to add something to make it clearer:

When approaching the boulders from the red rocks trail, follow the trail to the split and then go right.

I took the trail to the left and got turned around for 15-20 minutes.

-cheers-
By Andy Librande
From: Denver, CO
Sep 15, 2009
Yeah Scarecrow, the directions are a little confusing on the main Millennium Boulder description as they are from the I-70 entrance, which I suggest everyone avoids as it takes a lot longer.

In the comments on the Millennium Boulder is a better description on how to get to the main boulders from the Red Rocks Entrance #1:

"From the parking lot, one can cross the road and take the RR trail into Jeffco (Matthews/Winters). After a series of switchbacks along a beautiful red wall, a fork occurs. Either continue up and have a nice hike, or take the trail right, below the ridge. After about 1/2 mile you will see the MB downhill on the right. Keep going past it till you find the trail. Watch for cacti, snakes, slumbering elk, and prarie dog holes."