The Bowling Alley Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Bowling Alley and all of its tiers, as seen fr...
This is a relatively newly bolted crag just east of Practice Rock. Somebody went bolt-crazy on this rock, but the result is very well-protected routes. It's a steep dihedral; the east face is a solid slab, while the west face feels inverted and a little more crumbly. With a 60m rope, there's a great belay station with a nice rock as a bench.
To help reorganize this area, this crag is divided into the Main Crag
& Lower Right Side
Park as for Practice Rock, ~8.1 mi West of Elephant Buttresses. Hike up & right from Practice Rock.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Bowling Alley
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bowling Alley:
Featured Route For The Bowling Alley
Lucky Strike 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Main Crag
5.11c (R=Rolofson). Like many routes on the wall, the grading may be soft or simply not the same for everyone. LS is the furthest left of the routes on the Bowling Alley proper and just right of the Mineshaft. Run up through some funky blocks for about 5.10 and then surmount the bulge on sloper moves. It has solid rock, but this is a bit weird for my taste....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Shane on Take the Termites Bowling.
By Chris Cavallaro
Dec 1, 2005
Does anyone know about the new climbs above the Bowling Alley? Is there a new guidebook which covers these climbs? Any info much appreciated!
By Rich C
Aug 11, 2008
There is now a lot of very very loose rocks/boulders along the approach to the top tier because of the rescue yesterday. BE CAREFUL
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2009
Red chalk bag found under the 5.9 or 5.10a behind tree route last week. Does this belong to anyone?