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Submitted By: Adam Holmes on Mar 27, 2004
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Olde Yellar climbs out overhang with bolts.

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An awesome 90' tall east facing overhanging granite monolith high above the River Wall. I can almost guarantee you'll be alone up here. The face gets sun in the morning till about 1pm. Five sport routes are up here but 2 are projects and one has a broken bolt. That leaves 2 routes to do. Unsure of what the status of the projects are but they've been there awhile but still have red tape. Not much to warm up on with all the routes checking in at 12c or harder.

Getting There 

The trail to Old Yellar is pretty non-existent. Hike straight up the hill above the parking lot and then skirt above the River Wall cliffs. Then the Old Yellar Dome should be easily seen in the distance. Total hike is about 25 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Longmont Reservoir Area (aka Buttonrock) area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Yellar Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Yellar Dome:
Old Yellar   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Old Yellar 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CO : Lyons : ... : Old Yellar Dome
Long, technical, steep, pumpy -- what more could you ask for? Old Yellar is a great granite route that's technical down low. Then, midway up, you enter a vicious undercling to enter the steep second half with a heartbreak crux at the end. It's well worth the short hike to get up there. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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From: crauschville
Apr 22, 2009
As of yesterday, 'Nuttin but buttin' appears to have new bolts and bolts have been replaced on 'Bambi,' it still has coldshuts higher on the route, but the first few bolts have modern hangers, so I think they've been fixed. They don't look runout and appear to have good protection. Also, the draws hanging on 'Old Yellar' look like crap, I would use your own draws. Does anyone know if 'Old Yellar' has broken?? Has it been done since?? Is it still 13a?
By Adam Holmes
Apr 9, 2004
Gear Alert
The two left most routes may have a broken bolt. They are Nuttin' But Button (12c) and Bambi (12d). I know one of them had a bolt break a few years ago and I'm unsure which route it happened on. I don't think it's been replaced. It's also possible that both routes may be affected because they share some bolts . Use caution up there..

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