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I believe the type of rock is a sandstone with a matrix of quartzite cobbles. I know there is one pay campground on the river closer to Carbondale, although I am sure there is free camping elsewhere. I just don't know where. I am no expert on this area, I just know it's very classic and was wanting to put it on this site with the hope others could contribute more information.

Redstone is a cute town with a great general store, and the river makes a great place to relax with a beer after climbing. There are hot springs about 2 miles upstream from town.

Getting There 

Head south on 133 from Carbondale.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Redstone Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Redstone Area:
Warm Up   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Redstone Boulders : Stein Boulder
Steinal Tap   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   Redstone Boulders : Stein Boulder
The Big Easy   V3 6A     Boulder, 50'   Redstone Boulders : Big Easy Boulder
Corkscrew   V5 6C     Boulder   River Boulders : Corkscrew Boulder
Linkenstein   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 409'   Redstone Boulders : Stein Boulder
Slopenstein   V6 7A     Boulder   Redstone Boulders : Stein Boulder
Frankenstein   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Redstone Boulders : Stein Boulder
Style Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Redstein : Friends and Family Wall
Happy Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Redstein : 2nd Band
Airball   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Redstein : 2nd Band
Great Nuts   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Redstein : 2nd Band
Pocket Puzzle   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Redstein : 2nd Band
The Anvil   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Redstein : 2nd Band
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Rock Climbing Photo: Stein West.

Frankenstein V7-8 7B  CO : Carbondale Area : ... : Stein Boulder
Just right of the offwidth. Start on twin slopers at two feet. Slap and hug your way up the two aretes to the pebbles on the ledge. From there dyno for the finishing hold up and right. Probably the best problem on the boulder if you have the wingspan....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Brady Hogan
Jan 7, 2014
I heard about new boulders here that are called the Lone Star Boulders and are above the rest. Does anyone know where these are? Or a new problem displayed in Rock and Ice called Sex after 50, V9...where is it located?
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Jan 7, 2014
Hmm, you might be referring to the Loft, which sits above the main boulders. It's in the guidebook. Also, Sex After 50 is on the back side of the Weider Boulder. If you go up the trail to it, go around to the right, and then head left when you reach the southeast corner of the boulder. It's not obvious until you're back there, and a month or so ago there was zero chalk on it.
By Brady Hogan
Jan 17, 2014
Could you add a description of the Loft and it's problems? What's a good guidebook for the area? What are the starting holds for Sex after 50?
By Nicholas Webb
From: Vail, CO
Apr 23, 2014
When is this area snow free? I was thinking of taking a drive out to them tomorrow if it's not too early.
By Corey Flynn
From: USA
Apr 28, 2016
A comment about the description: the sand grains actually create the matrix that supports the cobbles, and while some of them may be quartzite, there are also some that are granites, gneisses, and some that are just large quartz crystals. The layer was deposited in the Pennsylvanian approx. 300 million years ago by an alluvial fan, and the cobbles are the ancient remains of the ancestral Rockies, a mtn. chain that predates the current Rocky Mountains. Fun fact: quartzite and quartz are not the same, quartzite is a type of metmorphosed sandstone that contains mostly quartz sand grains. Just because some people climb rocks doesn't mean they know anything about them.

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