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Mount Boner

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Confession S,TR 
Dirty No-Gooders S 
Power House Ministry S 
Shake Hands With the Unemployed S,TR 
Shaking the Pope's Hand S,TR 
Side Effects S,TR 
Slap and Tickle S,TR 
Smack the Cold Booty S,TR 
Unknown S 

Mount Boner Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.1684, -105.4782 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Darin Lang on Nov 2, 2001
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Description 

This is a fun sport crag with quality routes from 5.8 to 5.11 on solid granite. The routes here are similar in character to, but longer than, the routes on the neighboring Punk Rock. Try them all, but I particularly enjoy Shaking the Pope's Hand (5.8) and Smack the Smack the Cold Booty (5.11b). All routes (with the possible exception of the 5.10 roof route at the far right of the crag) can be set up with a TR, although access around the back side of Mt. Boner is a bit more involved than for Punk Rock. Just follow your nose and be prepared for a few low fifth class moves.

L->R:

A. Slap and Tickle, 10-, 1p, bolts.
B. Unknown, 5, 1p, gear & bolt.
C. La Femme Delight, 5, 1p, gear.
D. Shake Hands With The Unemployed, 7+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
E. Dirty No-Gooders, 6, 1p, bolts.
F. Smack the Cold Booty, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
G. Side Effects, 10 or 11, 1p, bolts.
HG. Unknown, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
I. Confession, 11, 1p, 45', bolts.
J. Shaking The Pope's Hand, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
K. Power House Ministry, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to the Ironclads. Hop out of your car and make the grueling 1 minute approach to Mt. Boner, the obvious crag to the left of Punk Rock. Unlike Punk Rock, you will not be able to belay out of the back of your pickup, but it's pretty close.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Boner

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Boner:
Dirty No-Gooders   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Shaking the Pope's Hand   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Smack the Cold Booty   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Confession   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Mount Boner
Rock Climbing Photo: Alan Smith on Shake Hands with the Unemployed.

Shake Hands With the Unemployed 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mount Boner
This is not worth a special trip but is a feather in your cap on the way to achieving the elusive Mount-Boner-in-a-day. It would be a fun beginner lead except for a bit of a runout between the last two bolts.Go past the big roof on Mt. Boner, and locate a detached pillar above the slab. This route ascends the slab directly below the detached pillar past three bolts, and then directly up the right side of the pillar. The last bolt is about halfway up the pillar. There are two bolts (or coldsh...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Mount Boner Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Boner, Estes Park Valley, The Ironclads.
Mount Boner, Estes Park Valley, The Ironclads.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Boner seen from Punk Rock. Brian is on Shaki...
Mount Boner seen from Punk Rock. Brian is on Shaki...

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By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 5, 2001
Having done every route on both Punk Rock and Mount Boner (yeah, I know, woo-hoo) I have to agree that Smack the Cold Booty and Shaking the Pope's Hand are definitely the best on either rock, and really the only ones possibly worthy of more than 2 stars.
By Neal Brigner
Nov 6, 2001
The 5.10 roof problem on the far right side of Mt. Boner should be noted to have loose hangers under the roof and above, probably just need a wrench, so Beware!~
By L G
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 12, 2007
Nice 'n shady. A relief from the heat down below as it didn't have sun on the face until about 1330 on 12 Aug.
By Tyler Phillips
Oct 28, 2013
Could someone order these routes up L->R or R->L? That would be most helpful!

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