Shane on Take the Termites Bowling.
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 Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
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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?