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:
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Take the Termites Bowling 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Main Crag
This route is the farthest right in the gully which separates the two separate rock formations at the bowling alley. There are three routes here that are really close together. One of them should of been left as a toprope. Climb up on good golds to a seam, lieback and an interesting crux. The bolts stay on your left for most of the climb. They seem to be a little far to the left for the bottom, but that might be due to loose rock....[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?