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Pachyderm Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bjorn on Sep 17, 2008


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This rock, which hosts at least two very worthy problems, looks like an elephant from just about any angle. It even has a trunk on the blunt arete facing the Arch Boulder.

Getting There 

At the junction of the trails there are really only two climbable blocks to choose from. This is the one that looks like Babaar on an acid trip.

Climbing Season

For the Alderfer/Three Sisters Park area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Pachyderm Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pachyderm Boulder:
Pachydermous   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Think Hides   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Elephant's Trunk   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 8'   
Huge Mammal   V6 7A     Boulder, 9'   
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Featured Route For Pachyderm Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: The Elephant's Trunk!!  Do try!!

Elephant's Trunk V5+ 6C+  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Pachyderm Boulder
This is a testpiece of sloper skill and balance-intensive footwork. Begin with a right in a good slopey rail and a left on another sloper. Paste a high right foot, rock up and begin the slope-fest. A tenuous, left foot, heel smear and a toss to crumbling, granite texture is only the beginning. A paucity of holds guards the topout from those not willing to fight for it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Pachyderm Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Wiley Eavns works the Trunk!!!
Wiley Eavns works the Trunk!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: A tree top shot of the Pachyderm Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: A tree top shot of the Pachyderm Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason climbing "The Elephant Trunk."
Jason climbing "The Elephant Trunk."
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason works that "Huge Mammal."
Jason works that "Huge Mammal."

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By Eckhard
From: Denver, CO
Sep 20, 2009
Seems to be a line between "Think Hides" and "Elephant Trunk". Goes at V1.
By Luke Childers
Sep 22, 2009
Yeah, Eckhard,
There is a line between "Think Hides" and "Elephant Trunk." I can't recall who the FA'er was, but I think (V1) sounds about right. There is currently no name for this line, but if you want to give it a name I will add it to the roster and update the photo beta. Happy hunting to all....

Luke Childers
By mikejohnson1
From: Essex Junction, VT
Nov 6, 2009
I agree about the in between line. It is actually pretty fun, and makes for a good warm up. I think this boulder has a couple other lines too. My friends and I climbed a problem to the right of Huge Mammal. We started at the low sit start, threw to the rail, then did an interesting top out. It probably goes at V2 and dealing with the tree is the crux (maybe call it tree beard?). Also, there are some interesting slab problems and eliminates on the side of the boulder where you jump down ranging from V0 to V2 or so. I found this was a good place to take beginners.

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