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Mindless Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 20, 2003
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This is a small cliff located on the North side of the road with at least 3 routes. Find this cliff approximately 8 miles from Elephant Buttresses shortly upstream from Boulder Falls. There is an old mine below and just right of the cliff. Mind Shift Cliff is located just up and right from Mindless Cliff. There is morning shade in the summer.

Certainly it is not the best crag for small children nor dogs.


A. Ground Swell, 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolts.
B. Quick Chill, 9 PG-13, 1p, 80', gear.
C. Aqua Regia, 11-, 1p, bolts.
D. Never Mind, 9+, 1p, gear.

Getting There 

Parking is probably best near the mine entrance (beware of rockfall threatening your car). Scramble up just uphill from the mine on a faint trail perhaps 150 to 200 vertical feet. You approach this cliff from the downhill side. The slope at the base of the cliff is not flat and is made looser by recent precipitation. There are a few trees at the base and top for anchors.

Descend to the left or right of the cliff. The left descent feels 3rd class. You can rappel from trees.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bob D on FA of Aqua Regia.

Aqua Regia 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : Mindless Cliff
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By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Apr 29, 2013
I thought the routes here were fun but very short. The approach is one of the worst I have seen in Boulder Canyon. Very loose. Don't park right under the crag or you might crush your car!
Rock Climbing Photo: Super loose....
Super loose....

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