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Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad)

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Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad)  


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Location: 38.92885, -108.49069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jan 5, 2008
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Description 

The Plethora Boulders host a number of classic problems in an easy-to-get-to location and make for a fantastic workout. The majority of the problems are on the east face and thus receive nice late-morning to mid-day sun in the winter and make for a shady place to climb on a summer evening. The rock, like everything in this section of canyon, is sandstone. Almost all the problems on the east faces are on excellent quality rock. However, dubius stone can be found on the west faces.

I have included almost all the problems I know of on these boulders -- which is probably not all -- and all grades are what I have been told on a mini tour of the area. Unfortunately, I do not know any of the names or guide book grades. So if you know them please submit them!

The easiest descent for all problems on this boulder is off the south face.

Getting There 

From US Highway 50, about 10 minutes from downtown Junction, turn onto CO Highway 141 towards Gateway/Naturita. Take this highway for about 5 minutes until you see the obvious, triangular Fossil Boulder on your right. Pull off here, check out the fossil imprints, and warm up on the easy, super-classic high balls. Then hop back in your car and drive 100' south to the Plethora Boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad):
Left Plethora 3   V0 4     Boulder   
Left Plethora 2   V4 6B     Boulder   
Left Plethora 4   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Left Plethora 1   V5 6C     Boulder   
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This is the problem up the center of the face and requires some good balance along with a bit sloper strength. Begin with your right hand in the obvious, two-finger pocket and left on a gaston. Move up to an edge and then to a sloper. Figuring out what to do with your feet at this point may very well be the crux. Balance and mantle your way to glory....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008
This is an absolute classic boulder with great lines. Don't miss it if you're in the area.
By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Feb 14, 2009
Admins please place as area in Bone Park. Thanks.
By Max Robbins
Mar 4, 2013
Can anybody upload the topo that this areas routes are named after?