Rabbit Mountain Bouldering
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Rabbit Mountain offers a high potential of bouldering close to Boulder. Though mainly a winter destination for it is south-facing, it is climable year-round. The developed rock is a lot like Carter Lake in some areas (great), but a solid Dakota Sandstone in others(perfect). It has long 25-foot cliff bands offering lots of highball ventures over good landings, and free standing boulders with overhangs and slabs. The Development of the Mountain is understood to be new, for we have cleaned years of dirt out of the most obvious problems. Though just parking at this Open Space Park one can see the climbing possibilities, which makes me think of course people have climbed here. Approaches to and around the area are on faint off-trail paths, not Boulder Park trails, and the fact that you are visible on the naked hillsides from the parking lot, make this a potential access problem, though none have arisen. Mega-classic bouldering lines are already for the taking.
From Boulder, head north on US 36 towards Lyons. At the light make a right towards Longmont. Go about a mile or more and make a left on 53rd Street. A brown sign saying Rabbit Mountain Open Space accompanies this turn. Drive another few miles to a Public Parking Area for Rabbit Mountainon your right, with a large lot, bathrooms, and picnic tables. Park here and hike to boulders.
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