BETA PHOTO: Routes on Trout Rock.
Trout Rock is a small crag just above Boulder Creek across from the Boulderado. It lies directly below Sleeping Beauty. The rock faces NNE, so it gets morning sun but is in the shade most of the day.
Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand recently put up four routes here; it's amazing that a rock with such easy access and quality climbing hasn't been developed before this.
The routes from L->R:
AB. Where's Vaino?
, 10, 1p, 35', gear. Steep L-facing corner.
, 10-, 1p, 35', 3 bolts & gear. A steep face and overhang. A&B share a 2 bolt anchor.
, 10, 1p, 45', gear & 3 bolts. A fun slab.
, 10, 1p, 45', 4 bolts. A sustained slab. C&D share a 2 bolt anchor.
E. The Trout Farm
, 8, 1p, gear.
Thanks to Bob and Greg for this great addition to Boulder Canyon climbing!
Park at the Boulderado/Animal World pullout on the left, 8.6 miles up the canyon, just past the guardrail. This is about a mile past Boulder Falls, and just after a sweeping right-hand bend in the road. It lies below Sleeping Beauty. Walk downstream about 50' and you'll see the rock directly across the creek. In low water, you can wade the creek or hop rocks below the left side of the crag. Walk 50' up the hill to the rock. Approach time: 5 minutes.
In high water, use the Sleeping Beauty tyrolean, located about 100' upstream, to cross the creek. However, it may be difficult to get to the base of the climbs at Trout Rock from here when the water is high. Another alternative is to go downstream several hundred yards to Vampire Rock tyrolean traverse and bushwhack back up to the rock.
Climbing Season For the Boulder Canyon area.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Trout Rock
Where's Vaino? 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: Trout Rock
"Where's Vaino?" is the steep left-facing corner on the left side of Trout Rock. This is a classic pitch of laybacking and stemming with solid moves from bottom to top.Climb the corner to the 2-bolt anchor at the top.The crux is a strenuous layback into a stem about 15' up. I got in a yellow Alien and a #2 and #3 Camalot for pro. Above, the climbing eases but is still interesting. A second crux comes at the top of the corner where you exit right. The last pro is a #1 Camal...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Jul 11, 2014
Kind of a pain to get to but worth it for an after work adventure. It's in the shade in the afternoon and is a great spot to beat the heat.