Nine Lives Boulder Rock Climbing
Nine Lives Boulder with Rambo. 7/26/2009. andyli...
This seclusive boulder is one of Castlewood's largest and holds a number of quality problems.
Located just above the river, it is isolated and covered by thick trees which makes it an ideal place to escape the sun while offering some protection from snow during the winter.
It has perfect flat landings on nearly every landing.
Not too many other boulders are nearby; however, walking to Scary Monsters/Dr. Loves/Local's Only is another 10-15 minutes depending on your trail-finding skills.
Park in the West Trailhead parking lot at the West (North) Entrance (the lot just south of the port-o-potty area) and take the trail that heads towards the river/mud-cliffs. This trail goes through some switch-backs and right after that you come to a fork in the road. Take the path on your right (heading south) for only 15-20 feet, and you will notice a ravine heading towards the river. Follow this ravine down to the river, and be mindful of the path you take as the erosion in this area is high. On the otherside of the river, there is a fallen pine tree that is where you will climb out of the riverbed at onto flat ground. 50 yards past the tree the Nine Lives Boulder sits in all of its glory.
Of course, you can always take the bush-whacking route and start at the falls area river crossing and head north for a while staying near the cliffs.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Nine Lives Arete V4 6B CO
: Denver South
: ... : Nine Lives Boulder
Located on the seclusive Nine Lives Boulder, the arete offers a great problem in an awesome location. Beta: left hand in a tiny pocket with a drop-knee starts the problem. Move through sharp pockets to a large left-hand pinch. Put-up a high right heel-hook, and then reach for a decent slot (heel-hook is key for the static move, otherwise just launching to the slot is a ton of fun). Reach-up past the sidepull to a crimp, find feet, and throw to the back of the bulge to find something to hold onto...[more] Browse More Classics in CO