The Bowling Alley Rock Climbing
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 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
Just Like Nebraska 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Lower Right Side
This route is located on the far rightside of the Bowling Alley a 150 feet up and right from the large ponderosa tree near the road. Hike up the short gully and look for a line of bolts shooting up a slab to a roof. This is the route. Climb up past the first two bolts and reach a good ledge. Climb past three bolts on a clean slab (cool slab moves) and crank up through a left-facing corner. Make a hard move over the small overhang (crux) and climb up the nice face to the anchor. This is a good ro...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: The Bowling Alley and all of its tiers, as seen fr...
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?