BETA PHOTO: Talent Scout boulder problems (L->R): Talent Sc...
The Talent Scout, though small, is home to two local testpieces, Talent Scout Roof
. Requiring both strength and finesse, these problems often send hopeful boulderers skittering down the slick, small edges that some people like to call "footholds" on the west face - black rubber streaks and lots of tick marks are a testament to the challenging nature of footwork on the Talent Scout. In addition to these two fickle, tough problems, the Talent Scout boasts a fun, juggy Standard Route with variations from V1 to V3, and an easier line up the northwest arete.
The base of the Talent Scout has seen some attempts at leveling and paving with flat rocks, making it one of the better landings in the area.
The southernmost free-standing boulder at Rotary, Talent Scout is easy to find. As the trail heads south from the parking lot around the ridgeline and reaches the Cat's Eye Face, look left and you'll see this small block about 10 feet downhill - walk just past it, turning left on a well-established trail to the base of the boulder.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
5 Total Routes
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An easier line (left arete is easiest) up the Talent Scout Boulder. On the right side of the rock, about 2 1/2 feet right of the starting crimps of talent scout at chest level, grab the left facing rectagular block. Somehow paste your feet to the left on the glassy smears. Fire up left to an good incut. More nice moves, alternately out left and back right work up the face on positive holds. Be careful of the block if you fall. Would be three stars if it weren't for the polished feet, especially ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Talent Scout.
By Matt Pufnock
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2013
Anyone know if/what the line is that treads up the extreme right side of the Talent Scout Boulder? Did this line 2 weekends ago but unable to find any info.
Line starts on the 2 left-facing crimps on the far right side (down low). From there, it's straight up hitting the left hand sloper; then a long reach up and right to a small (but positive) slopy dish. One last campusy bump gets you to the good topout holds. No use of right arete.