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The Cornerstone

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L to R R to L Alpha
Assault of the Earth S,TR 
Forgiven, The S,TR 
Good Book, The S,TR 
Mustard Seed, The S 
Repo Man S 
Victory in de Feet S 

The Cornerstone 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 40.0025, -105.4143 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Barry Gereb on Jan 1, 2001
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Descripton 

This is a small crag with ~6 routes that has been the site of some less-than-pleasant bolting controversies. Nonetheless, there is some decent climbing here.

L->R:

A. The Forgiven, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Repo Man, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Victory In De Feet, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. The Good Book, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Assault Of The Earth, 11-, 50', bolts.
F. The Mustard Seed, 8, 50', bolts or gear.


Getting There 

Park as for Practice Rock and hike 100 feet up the road to a faint trail. Look for an old stone foundation wall and angle up and right to a large ledge below the Cornerstone cliff (5 minutes). One can also approach from the Bowling Alley by following the trail that angles uphill and north/west along the Tungsten Mine Shaft Cliff, angle downhill towards a gully and scramble up onto the ledge below the Cornerstone cliff (10 minutes).


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cornerstone:
The Good Book   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Cornerstone
Victory in de Feet and The Good Book.

Victory in de Feet 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : The Cornerstone
This is a fairly nice route squeezed in between Repo Man and The Good Book. Start up left of an edge, then work over it on the right, up some steeper stuff and then off of some good sidepulls on the right (shared w/ The Good Book?). A sharp crystal and a hard to spot pocket mark the business, and don't cheat off to the left at the end! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By TBD
May 14, 2002

Great area to tick off several routes in a couple of hours if its not too busy.

By Dan Green
Jun 3, 2002

Actually, I'm not Dan but his cool chick, Jenelle. Many thanks to whoever repaired the chopped hangers at The Cornerstone. It's really a fine solid rock with 6 good routes for their grades. All can be done in a short period of time, even on your lunch break. The only slip in June - Aug. is that it is extremely hot. I recommend after 5pm or early morning. This is excellent choice for winter climbing and great for a mixed party of beginner and advanced climbers.

By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Jan 17, 2004

The routes here are fun enough, but at times it's tough to know exactly where the intended climbing lines are in relation to the bolts. It's very easy to find yourself wondering if you're using a hold that's "supposed to be" for a neighboring route. Still, a decent place to go to get a little climbing in.

By John Kearney
From: Boulder, CO
May 24, 2010

Hey, so I think I lost my phone up here. If anyone picks it up and gets a hold of me, that would be awesome!

By Frosty Weller
From: Colorado
Jul 11, 2011

There were probably 4 okay routes here, unfortunately the squeezing of lines on this tiny crag kind of left me with a bad taste in my mouth... see Beta Photo.