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Location: 39.98925, -105.28602 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Oct 10, 2001
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Description 

Tomato Rock is a 12 foot high boulder that looks like a ... well you know. It has also made it on to Roach's Flatiron classic list. There are a least a dozen problems on this rock. The easiest route for tall people is on the north side (5.8). The easiest route for shorter folks is on the south side near some finger pockets. (5.8) I found that the easiest down climb was on the north side.

Getting There 

This rock is located on a hill 50 yards west of the Mesa Trail and 150 yards south of the Bluebell Canyon. A small trail leaves the Mesa Trail and goes right by the rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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['<=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',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Tomato Rock
Start on the rail, and follow the pockets. Climbed this immediately after a rain, pockets stayed mostly dry.

Darth Mater V2 5+  CO : Flatirons : ... : Tomato Rock
On the south side of the boulder is a low ledge. Sit down and pull through finger pockets to good holds at top making the most of this short face. It is a pretty cool problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Tomato Rock Slideshow Add Photo
This is the offshoot from the Mesa Trail. Trail looks more like runoff than a trail at first.
BETA PHOTO: This is the offshoot from the Mesa Trail. Trail lo...
Side trail off Mesa Trail that heads up to the rock about 1/2 way between McClintock and Woods Quarry junctions.
BETA PHOTO: Side trail off Mesa Trail that heads up to the roc...
Just south of Bluebell Shelter.
BETA PHOTO: Just south of Bluebell Shelter.

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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 19, 2002
Has anyone climbed this rock "no hands"? The Roach guide claims this has been done but it seems it would require a full speed sprint, definitely a committing dyno! Someone please add an mpeg of someone doing this move!
By Charles Danforth
From: L'ville, CO
May 2, 2011
Happened upon this rock on a trail run last week. It's quite easy to find, but here are the GPS coords anyway.

(DDMMSS) 39d59m21.4s,-105d17m10.0s