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Beginner's Luck Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Elemental Wall, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Redstein 3 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 20
Redstone Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
River Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17

Description

I believe the type of rock is a sandstone with a matrix of quartzite cobbles. I know there is one pay campground on the river closer to Carbondale, although I am sure there is free camping elsewhere. I just don't know where. I am no expert on this area, I just know it's very classic and was wanting to put it on this site with the hope others could contribute more information.

Redstone is a cute town with a great general store, and the river makes a great place to relax with a beer after climbing. There are hot springs about 2 miles upstream from town.

Getting There

Head south on 133 from Carbondale.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Redstone Area

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V0-1 4+
 17
Warm Up
Boulder
V1 5
 13
Steinal Tap
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
The Big Easy
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Corkscrew
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
The G-O-T-O
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 4
Linkenstein
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Slopenstein
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 10
Frankenstein
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Style Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
By a Thread
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Airball
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Great Nuts
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Pocket Puzzle
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
The Anvil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm Up Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 17
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Steinal Tap Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 13
V1 5 Boulder
The Big Easy Redstone Boulders > Big Easy Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Corkscrew River Boulders > Corkscrew Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
The G-O-T-O River Boulders > Land Shark Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Linkenstein Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 4
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Slopenstein Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Frankenstein Redstone Boulders > Stein Boulder
 10
V7-8 7B Boulder
Style Man Redstein > Friends and Family Wall
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
By a Thread Redstein > Friends and Family Wall
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Airball Redstein > 2nd Band
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Meaty, Beaty, Big, and Bouncy Redstein > 1st Band
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Great Nuts Redstein > 2nd Band
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pocket Puzzle Redstein > 2nd Band
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Anvil Redstein > 2nd Band
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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I heard about new boulders here that are called the Lone Star Boulders and are above the rest. Does anyone know where these are? Or a new problem displayed in Rock and Ice called Sex after 50, V9...where is it located? Jan 7, 2014
BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
Hmm, you might be referring to the Loft, which sits above the main boulders. It's in the guidebook. Also, Sex After 50 is on the back side of the Weider Boulder. If you go up the trail to it, go around to the right, and then head left when you reach the southeast corner of the boulder. It's not obvious until you're back there, and a month or so ago there was zero chalk on it. Jan 7, 2014
Could you add a description of the Loft and it's problems? What's a good guidebook for the area? What are the starting holds for Sex after 50? Jan 17, 2014
Nicholas Webb
Vail, CO
Nicholas Webb   Vail, CO
When is this area snow free? I was thinking of taking a drive out to them tomorrow if it's not too early. Apr 23, 2014
Corey Flynn   USA
Had high hopes for this place over the summer after seeing the pictures and hearing the hype. This place sucks about as much as Rock and Ice magazine. Not much of a surprise considering the crew that developed the cliff. Definitely not a destination crag especially for the amount of "five star routes" that the guidebook claims. I enjoy bouldering at Redstone, the routes at Redstein are not worth the trip. Dec 26, 2017

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