Three Buffoons Rock Climbing
Janka Flaska giving it one more try.
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This is a 50 foot crag located just upstream from the Dome, Frogman's Pinnacle, Ament's Rock near the mouth of Boulder Canyon. It has a nice name...now there were 3 of us there...hey..... This crag is obscure, short, but uncrowded. It is listed in both Rossiter's guides for Boulder Canyon with a single, oddly named route, Anus Great
, a 4-inch crack. At least 3 other lines have been done here.
A. Left Cheek
, 11- R/X or TR, 1p, 50'.
B. Aid Practice
, C1, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Anus Great
, 8+, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Right Cheek
, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
Park at either of the lots at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, as for The Dome or Elephant Rocks. Cross the bridge, follow the trail about 200m upstream past a fenced part to a sign indicating the border of Boulder. Look uphill & identify a short, wider-looking crack. Hike up a loose path about 75m to the base. Beware of poison ivy, especially at the base of the right side of the crag.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Three Buffoons
Left Cheek 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Boulder Canyon
: Three Buffoons
This is a short, fun, face climb on the left side of the Three Buffoons formation. If you are there, it begs to be climbed. It may have been previously done (maybe with a different name), but judging on the lichen, not too recently. It remains in the shade in the morning. It is for the seekers of the obscure & close or the cogno-lost.Move up the lower block to the right to gain access to this undercut face. Traverse in from the right, gain an undercling, reach high for holds & yard/thrutch ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Greg Howland
Aug 15, 2009
I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer.