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The Mine Boulders  


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Elevation: 9,000'
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Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on Mar 27, 2010
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Some of the best bouldering in the Telluride area and surely one of the best climbing settings in Colorado. A number of high quality boulders scattered in an alpine valley surrounded by towering walls and numerous waterfalls. The season runs from about mid May through late October. A great summer spot that is best in the late afternoon/evening. A mixture of sandstone conglomerate and volanic ash. Steep jug hauls, slopey aretes, thin face climbs and so much more. Finish the day by watching the sun set over Telluride. Complete information for this area can be found in 'A Guide To Bouldering In The Telluride & West End Areas' by Christian Prellwitz. This book can be purchased at a number of locations in town.

Getting There 

Take Colorado Ave. east out of Telluride for 1.5 miles to where the pavement ends. Follow the dirt road beyond the Pandora Mill for another quarter of a mile or so, past the obvious first boulder (just off the road), parking on the left side of the road at the top of the first switchback. Make sure your car is as far off the road as possible. If the parking is full, park at the lower lot just before the switchbacks begin.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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


Featured Route For The Mine Boulders
On Every Hole's A Goal (V2). <br /> <br />Photo by Christine Carrier.

Every Hole's A Goal V2 5+  CO : Telluride/Norwood area : ... : The Mine Boulder
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Photos of The Mine Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Christian Prellwitz 'Point Break' (V2).
Christian Prellwitz 'Point Break' (V2).
The Weller brothers at the Mine Boulders in the mid '80s.
The Weller brothers at the Mine Boulders in the mi...
Erika Curry-Elrod enjoying the sculpted pockets of 'Every Hole's A Goal' (V2) under a starry summer sky. <br /> <br />Photo by Christian Prellwitz
Erika Curry-Elrod enjoying the sculpted pockets of...
Wylder Wilson projecting a new line on the Gym Boulder in Telluride. V10/11? Photo by Christian Prellwitz.
Wylder Wilson projecting a new line on the Gym Bou...
Christian Prellwitz sticking the first move on 'Karma' (V3+), one of the best lines at the Mine Boulders.
Christian Prellwitz sticking the first move on 'Ka...
A little scenery.... <br /> <br />Photo by Christian Prellwitz.
A little scenery.... Photo by Christian Prellwitz...
Lexi Tuddenham 'Gravity's Rainbow' (V2+).
Lexi Tuddenham 'Gravity's Rainbow' (V2+).
Standing below the amazing 'Million Dollar Boulder'. Every line on this bloc is 4 star!
Standing below the amazing 'Million Dollar Boulder...
Christian Prellwitz latching the top on 'The Crying Of Lot 49' (V4).
Christian Prellwitz latching the top on 'The Cryin...
Noah Sheedy 'Sunshine Arete' (V0+).
Noah Sheedy 'Sunshine Arete' (V0+).

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By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Nov 17, 2012

Here's a video I made of a selection of some of the best climbs from The Mine Boulders in Telluride, Colorado. Problems include: Broken Ankle (V1+), The Grey aka C.R.E.A.M. (V7), The Body Snatcher (V6-), The Dog's Nose Problem (V4/5), Snatch By The Pool (V5), Coming Up For Air (V1+), and Karma (V3+).

Grades have been adjusted slightly from the guidebook due to breaks and/or more consensus regarding the grade.

Enjoy!