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Water Rock

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Submitted By: Jay Samuelson on Feb 7, 2010
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  • Only accessible in winter when the creek is frozen
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  • Description 

    Water Rock is a cool boulder along the creekside, facing mostly south-southwest. Gets good sun, and tends to be less crowded than the Gill Boulder just upstream.

    Getting There 

    Parking near the end of the road heading up the canyon, on your right just as you pass over a small bridge. This is the same parking area as The Gill Boulder, Supremacy Rock, and to access the Rincon trail. The water rock is just down the trail east of the parking lot, you can also see it downstream from the bridge.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 0.4 miles from here

    6 Total Routes

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

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Water Rock:
    Resonated   V9 7C     Boulder, 16'   
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    Featured Route For Water Rock
    Resonated.

    Resonated V9 7C  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Water Rock
    Resonated starts low on the left side of the boulder and moves right and up the arete. Good mix of crimps, slopers, dynamic movement and control. Definitely has a crux move, but is pretty sustained to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Local Information for Water Rock
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    Easy route on s. side, early '90s.
    Easy route on s. side, early '90s.
    Water Rock topo update.
    Water Rock topo update.

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    By Lubar
    Mar 23, 2010
    Where is this thing?
    By half-pad-mini-jug
    From: crauschville
    Apr 5, 2010
    Just downstream from the Gill Boulder.
    By half-pad-mini-jug
    From: crauschville
    Apr 7, 2010
    There is a cool looking problem up the arete on the other side if anyone knows any info....
    By Andrew Vojslavek
    Sep 21, 2010
    I think that is a Chris Schulte line about V10... if it is to the right.