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The Aircraft Carrier is a secluded bouldering spot with a little something for everyone. The first boulder that was developed was the aircraft carrier. This boulder has a about ten problems on it. The area around the boulder has been developed as well yielding an excellent V9 called the Cool Arete.
Take US Highway 24 south from I-70. Drive south through Minturn and up and over Battle Mountain. After about five miles of driving uphill, you will reach the top of Battle Mountain. After this, you will descend for about two miles before going over a large bridge. This is the Red Cliff bridge. Continue over the bridge and down the hill. At the bottom of the hill is the parking on the right for the Kluttergarden. Continue past this parking lot for about two miles before taking a right onto Homestake Road. Homestake Road is a dirt road and appears right before some switchbacks. Once you make a right on Homestake Road, continue down the road until you cross a bridge. Immediately after the bridge park on your right in a small two car pullout. Park here.
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Star Crossed Lovers V5 6C Boulder, 12'
Dem Apples V8 7B R Boulder, 20'
Cool Arete V9 7C Boulder, 15'
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Start seated and just left of the northern prow of the Aircraft Carrier. A few juggy pulls will get you to the crux where good core tension should keep you on from a crimp to a sloper then a pinch and finally a jug. Bonus points if you cut your feet while grabbing the jug. A couple more easy moves and the mantel and this one's in the bag....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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