Elevation: 8,568 ft
GPS: 40.167, -105.479 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joe M on Nov 1, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Ironclads outside of Allenspark have a large collection of sport and trad climbing along with some top ropeable climbs. Its concentration of routes in a nice high altitude setting is unbeatable. There are short sport climbs, longer sport and trad, and tons of unclimbed bouldering spots. The parking, camping, and climbing is all free and easily accessed. If the rednecks don't bother you, the camping is nice and the weather is cool in the summer.

Getting There

From Boulder: take US 36 to Lyons, Take CO 7 up past the Peak to Peak Highway, about 1/2 mile past on the left is Bunce School Road (dirt road, unmarked). Drive up that for about 1 mile and take a right uphill turn. The turn is noticed as being the "crest" of the dirt road, an aspen grove on the left and two ways going uphill. You'll see Mt. Boner and Punk Rock from this road, and it can be a good starting point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Ironclads

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 49
Dirty No-Gooders
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 82
Shaking the Pope's Hand
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Rip Off Ranger
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Double Hung
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Stock Still and Stoic
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Fire Widow aka Gypsies in the Pa…
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Alloy Madness
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Smack the Cold Booty
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Unknown
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Tuition Dollars at Work
Sport, TR
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 7
High Seas
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dirty No-Gooders Mt Boner
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Shaking the Pope's Hand Mt Boner
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Rip Off Ranger Punk Rock aka Poacher…
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Double Hung Ironsides
 23
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Stock Still and Stoic Punk Rock aka Poacher…
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Fire Widow aka Gypsies in t… Ironsides
 39
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Alloy Madness Ironsides
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Smack the Cold Booty Mt Boner
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Unknown Mt Boner
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Tuition Dollars at Work Punk Rock aka Poacher…
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
High Seas Ironsides
 7
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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