This cliff is a little gem above the well-known delinquent-teen (among others) cliff jumping hotspot "The Devil's Punchbowl." Cool spot, couple hundred yards past Passwalls on the left(if driving from Aspen). Exquisite trad & mixed routes, weird, funky route-finding, Steep! Beautiful boulder problem in the talus field below the crag, high-start arete.
Park at the devil's Punchbowl, and punch it across the road and up to the swirly shields of Whirlpool Rock towering obviously above. 5 minute approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Whirlpool Rock:
Whirlpool Arete V7 Boulder
Flexible Flyer 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Aqua Man 5.11c TR, 1 pitch, 25 feet
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Aqua Man 5.11c CO : Independence Pass : Whirlpool Rock
This is an amazing DWS. It starts low down by the water on a sloper rail and very poor feet that are slippery from the water. Do a few bouldery moves to the crux where you have get a high foot and then stretch to get next sloper. Match on the sloper work you feet up and top out. Super Fun!!!...[more] Browse More Classics in CO