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The Mine Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 37.9285, -107.77579 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on Mar 27, 2010
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Erika Curry-Elrod enjoying the sculpted pockets of...

Description 

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

For the Telluride/Norwood area area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['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',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of The Mine Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Prellwitz 'Point Break' (V2).
Christian Prellwitz 'Point Break' (V2).
Rock Climbing Photo: The Weller brothers at the Mine Boulders in the mi...
The Weller brothers at the Mine Boulders in the mi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Erika Curry-Elrod enjoying the sculpted pockets of...
Erika Curry-Elrod enjoying the sculpted pockets of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Prellwitz sticking the first move on 'Ka...
Christian Prellwitz sticking the first move on 'Ka...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wylder Wilson projecting a new line on the Gym Bou...
Wylder Wilson projecting a new line on the Gym Bou...
Rock Climbing Photo: A little scenery....  Photo by Christian Prellwitz...
A little scenery.... Photo by Christian Prellwitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: Standing below the amazing 'Million Dollar Boulder...
Standing below the amazing 'Million Dollar Boulder...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Prellwitz latching the top on 'The Cryin...
Christian Prellwitz latching the top on 'The Cryin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lexi Tuddenham 'Gravity's Rainbow' (V2+).
Lexi Tuddenham 'Gravity's Rainbow' (V2+).
Rock Climbing Photo: 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!

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