The centerpiece of Mt Evans bouldering, The Dali Boulder offers an astounding concentration of inspiring boulder problems. Pebble wrestlers from around the globe flock to this block to tangle with renowned test-pieces such as Dali (V6/9), No More Greener Grasses (V12), Clear Blue Skies (V12) and one of Coloradoís hardest problems, Ode to the Modern Man (V14). The rock is excellent quartzite, streaked with a rainbow of subtle hues. Though you will find the occasional knob, flake, or sloper, the south face is peppered with crisp edges, and as such, most of the harder problems favor crimp masters.
Continue along the trail past Seurat, traversing the base of the hill side for another 50 yards or so. Eventually the trail will turn sharply to the left, heading steeply uphill through the trees. After a short time the trail ends at the west shoulder of the Dali Boulder, on the edge of the talus.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Dali Area:
Nemesis V1 5 Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Lama V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Puddle Jumper V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
Little Something for the Effort (Name Unknown) V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 10'
Crystal Grip Pump V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Big Perm V5 6c Boulder, Alpine, 15'
The Dali Stand Start V6 7a Boulder, Alpine, 10'
Pat's Arete V7 7a+ PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
The Dali Sit Down Start V9 7c Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Mental Pollution V10 7c+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Mirror Mask V10-11 8a Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Super Gui V11 8a Boulder, Alpine, 14'
No More Greener Grasses V12 8a+ Boulder, Alpine
Mental Pollution Low AKA Mental Masturbation V12 8a+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Clear Blue Skies V12 8a+ Boulder, Alpine
Ode to the Modern Man V14 8b+ Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Big Worm V14 8b+ Boulder, Alpine, 15'
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The Dali Sit Down Start V9 7c CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Dali Area
The notoriety of this boulder problem is quite amazing considering the relative scarcity of information about the area. This line is truly known the world over, and its not uncommon to see an international crowd exchanging beta & spots at the base. The Daliís fame is not unjustified; the problem has a bit of everything: shoulder pressing, micro crimping, devious footwork, all-out dynos and heel-hooks. None of the moves are extremely difficult by themselves, but they are all hard, an...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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