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A trip to Nebel Horn Ridge will require a sense of adventure and good stamina on the long hike in, but climbers will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful spots in all of Boulder in which to spend a day at the crag. The setting is idyllic, gentle, colorful, and save for the sounds of hikers on the Fern Canyon trail, quiet.
Nebel Horn Ridge makes up the right (north) margin of Fern Canyon, and can be reached by following the Fern Canyon Trail. Once past Superfresh (the overhanging bolted arete) the Fern Canyon trail goes past the base of the East Ridge. Continue on Fern Canyon Trail passing next the base of the Nebel Horn Ridge. Hike up until it is possible to traverse right to the base of the crag (a faint trail leaves from behind a Wildlife Closure Sign).
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Rads For Rookies 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch
Rainbow Bridge 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
False Gods, Real Men 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport
Ruby Slipper 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Rainbow Bridge 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : Flatirons : ... : Nebel Horn Ridge
Near its crest, Nebel Horn Ridge rises as a series of stunning buttresses, like colorful sharks fins. Just below the apex, a clean, sharp buttress leans out from the ridge and is characterized by a beautiful green and red south face. Rainbow Bridge follows the arete above and left of the south face, bridging over the colorful face to the blue sky. Work past four bolts on the face via horizontal cracks, pebbles, and edges. It is one of the most picturesque climbs in Boulder.Belay at a flat ro...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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