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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Nebel Horn Ridge:
Nebel Via 5.0 Trad
Rads For Rookies 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch
Rainbow Bridge 5.9 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
False Gods, Real Men 5.10c Trad, Sport
Ruby Slipper 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Featured Route For Nebel Horn Ridge
Violator 5.13b/c CO : Flatirons : ... : Nebel Horn Ridge
Violator is a long way up Fern Canyon and just right of the classic Ruby Slipper. Technical arete climbing, great positioning, and hard boulder problems define the route. Solo up the first 25 feet of low-angle 5.0 rock or place nut or two to protect this access. Steep bouldery moves climb out left past the first two bolts. Barn door arete moves climb past the third and fourth bolts. An awkward move takes the climbing onto the right side of the arete past the fifth...[more] Browse More Classics in CO