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Elevation: 5,800 ft 1,768 m
GPS: 39.65216, -105.18539
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 248
In the Beginning
Boulder
V2 5+
 261
Breashears' Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
 346
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 95
Super Phun Thyme
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 90
Upper Wisdom
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 128
Slots
Boulder
V5 6C
 202
Double Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 36
Cling Free
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 167
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V6- 7A
 161
Dasani
Boulder
V6 7A
 169
Helicopter
Boulder
V6 7A R
 57
Rupture
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 23
Arrowhead Arete Stand
Boulder
V8 7B
 7
Pressure Sensitive
Boulder
V10 7C+
 29
Arrowhead Arete (SDS)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In the Beginning Dark Side > Cube Area
 248
V1 5 Boulder
Breashears' Crack Black Hole
 261
V2 5+ Boulder
Breashear's Crack II Dark Side > Cube Area
 346
V3 6A Boulder
Super Phun Thyme Dark Side > Cube Area
 95
V3 6A Boulder
Upper Wisdom Black Hole
 90
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Slots Dark Side > Warm-up Traverse Area
 128
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Double Arete Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 202
V5 6C Boulder
Cling Free Dark Side > Dasani Area
 36
V5 6C Boulder
Squirming Coil Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 167
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Dasani Dark Side > Dasani Area
 161
V6- 7A Boulder
Helicopter Black Hole
 169
V6 7A Boulder
Rupture Dark Side > Caves > Rupture Cave
 57
V6 7A R Boulder
Arrowhead Arete Stand Dark Side > Arrowhead Arete Area
 23
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Pressure Sensitive Black Hole
 7
V8 7B Boulder
Arrowhead Arete (SDS) Dark Side > Arrowhead Arete Area
 29
V10 7C+ Boulder
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