Elevation: 5,800 ft
GPS: 39.652, -105.185 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Morrison is a classic Front Range bouldering area. It's likely best known for the problems in The Lobby and Black Hole, on the cliffside north of town. Here one will find a hardman's delight, offering a number of classic problems, linkups, and eliminations at V5 and above. Most problems tackle greasy slopers with a few wicked crimps interspersed. North Morrison receives high traffic, which is good and bad. The area is dirty and polished. However, here one can receive a gym like workout, on real rock, in an encouraging atmosphere. Everyone knows your name, or at least the beta. I know there is alternative, quality bouldering around Morrison that climbs actual boulders. Having never climbed them, I'll depend on others to add this to the site.

Getting There

Easy. From Boulder, take CO 93 to Golden, US Highway 6 to C-470 heading South, and get off 5-10 minutes later at Morrison. Take a right after exiting. One can also take a right just past Golden on Heritage Rd, which becomes a highway that goes by Red Rocks and spits you out into Morrison on the west side. From Denver, take US 285 to C-470, then head north the the Morrison exit, and take a left into town.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Morrison Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 196
In the Beginning
Boulder
V1 5
 77
Center or Regular Problem aka Fi…
Boulder
V1 5
 105
Gypsy Devil
Boulder
V1+ 5
 106
Part of A Warmup Traverse
Boulder
V1-2 5
 77
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack)
Boulder
V2- 5+
 203
Breashears' Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 263
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 88
Done Deal Dyno
Boulder
V3 6A
 69
Upper Wisdom
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 104
Slots
Boulder
V5 6C
 130
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V5 6C
 149
Double Arete
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 127
Helicopter
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 114
Dasani
Boulder
V6 7A R
 53
Rupture
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In the Beginning Dark Side > Cube Area
 196
V1 5 Boulder
Center or Regular Problem a… Tree Slab
 77
V1 5 Boulder
Gypsy Devil Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 105
V1 5 Boulder
Part of A Warmup Traverse Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 106
V1+ 5 Boulder
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack) Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 77
V1-2 5 Boulder
Breashears' Crack Black Hole
 203
V2- 5+ Boulder
Breashear's Crack II Dark Side > Cube Area
 263
V3 6A Boulder
Done Deal Dyno Dark Side > Cube Area
 88
V3 6A Boulder
Upper Wisdom Black Hole
 69
V3 6A Boulder
Slots Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 104
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Squirming Coil Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 130
V5 6C Boulder
Double Arete Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 149
V5 6C Boulder
Helicopter Black Hole
 127
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Dasani Dark Side > Dasani Area
 114
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Rupture Dark Side > Caves > Rupture Cave
 53
V6 7A R Boulder
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