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The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )

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The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders ) Rock Climbing 


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The Starting Blocks. Photo by: Frosty Weller.

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Description 

Without a doubt this is the highest concentration of hard boulder problems in Eldorado Canyon. There are a dozen or more beautifully formed boulders scattered throughout the ridges to the south of Eldorado Canyon Trail. The setting is peaceful and blissfully quiet (let's keep it that way, please leave the music at home!).

Getting There 

It is best to go with someone who knows the area well. The approach is described in Colorado Bouldering 2 by Benningfield and Samet. The boulders are scattered on the ridges to the south of the Eldorado Canyon Trail after you pass the Rincon cutoff and the trail levels out. A couple of the boulder are visible on the ridge lines but most are hidden in the trees. It is very easy to walk right past a classic boulder and not even see it because of the contour of the land and the junipers.

Climbing Season

For the Eldorado Canyon Bouldering area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',0],['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',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',3],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders ):
Southern Prow   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   The East Egg
Eggman   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   The East Egg
The Walrus   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   The East Egg
Elegant Universe SDS   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   Lost Boulder
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )

Featured Route For The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim F on Eggman.

Eggman V3 6A  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : The East Egg
Climbs the middle of the east face. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders ) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Identity Theft, V6/7, Identity Boulder, Eldorado W...
Identity Theft, V6/7, Identity Boulder, Eldorado W...
Rock Climbing Photo: East Egg - Shaun Weller on West Face Traverse (V0)...
East Egg - Shaun Weller on West Face Traverse (V0)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt having at Elegant Universe.
Matt having at Elegant Universe.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Starting Blocks. Photo by: Frosty Weller.
The Starting Blocks. Photo by: Frosty Weller.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out the V6/7 on the Overlook Boulder, The ...
Topping out the V6/7 on the Overlook Boulder, The ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Inquiry, Metaphysical Boulders, Eldorado.
The Inquiry, Metaphysical Boulders, Eldorado.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ted Lanzano almost getting the dyno on Elegant Uni...
Ted Lanzano almost getting the dyno on Elegant Uni...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sei, Whale Boulder, Eldo.
Sei, Whale Boulder, Eldo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Project, Lower Meta-Musicals, Eldo.
Project, Lower Meta-Musicals, Eldo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dissociation of Personality (V7ish).
Dissociation of Personality (V7ish).
Rock Climbing Photo: Project, Metaphysicals, Eldo.
Project, Metaphysicals, Eldo.
Rock Climbing Photo: BH on FA of Skyeye Arete, Lower Sobo, Eldorado Wes...
BH on FA of Skyeye Arete, Lower Sobo, Eldorado Wes...
Rock Climbing Photo: Invertebrate Learning (V5).
Invertebrate Learning (V5).
Rock Climbing Photo: From across the canyon....
From across the canyon....
Rock Climbing Photo: Paradigm Shift, V6. Hard to Find, harder to ascend...
Paradigm Shift, V6. Hard to Find, harder to ascend...

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By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Dec 24, 2009
The Ute Pass description is like this and it really adds a sense of adventure. I vote how to leave it as it is as one who will hopefully one day make it out to these boulders.
By Flash Gordon
Dec 27, 2009
I added some photos. Should this not be changed to just the Eldo Canyon Trail Boulders since there are more than just the Musicals here? Let the adventures begin!
By Ivo Penchev
Apr 20, 2011
Ivo Penchev - Elegant Universe V11, Eldorado Canyon CO.
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By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 4, 2013
I named these the musical boulders way back in the '70s listening to a song by Peter Gabriel (Genesis) called the "Musical Box". I was on a bouldering roll, sent a load of problems, 5.13 style, and the song played in my head, before Walkman, before iPod, and so I named them the "Musical Boulders" way back when.
By Jeremy Jacobsen
May 17, 2015
Bummer. A big "no trespassing" sign is now blocking the bouldering trail to this area. So much for my Eldo bouldering projects on the Lost Boulder. Since when was this private land? No infrastructure, buildings, or arable land. Where's the owner?
By A-Train
May 17, 2015
"Since when was this private land? No infrastructure, buildings, or arable land. Where's the owner?" Sorry, amigo, but none of these questions matter. It is private land, and the owner says you can't be on it. Done deal.
By D B
From: Denver
Dec 21, 2015
Anyone been up here recently? Is the Lost Boulder definitely closed?

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