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Elevation: 5,400 ft 1,646 m
GPS: 39.31677, -104.73933
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Bouldering at the Wood is great. There are TONS of possibilities, and it is a year-round area. In the summer, shady places like the Fountainebleau Boulder let you hit the slopers, while in the winter, great rocks such as the Phallic Boulder are creek-side and south-facing. There is quite a collection just West of the ranger station at the North park entrance. Wintertime bouldering can be found near areas such as the Playground, Falls Wall, or any South-facing areas (which are numerous).

Castlewood is a capital L-shaped canyon. Punani is up at the top of the L at the North part, down by the creek. The Berthoud Cave is up in the Inner Canyon, which is the horizontal part of the L and way South. To find Punani and this problem, you have to enter the North Entrance to the park, and park at the Lucas Homestead lot/trail and then follow that trail down to the bridge, and then follow the directions listed here.

Eds. this area has undergone a recent reorganization to make it more user friendly. A good starting point is the area map provided by Andy Librande.

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Just explore the park. Also see the new book "Colorado Bouldering" by Phillip Benningfield. It lists good beta for some of the rocks here. Also Hanson's guidebook lists some good bouldering spots but no specific problem info.

Map of some of the boulders

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Here is a map to some of the boulders, courtesy of Andy Librande.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bouldering problems

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V1+ 5
 123
Rocket Ship
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
Plate Highball
Boulder
V4- 6B
 85
Fountain Lip Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 28
Nine Lives Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Flu Shot
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Lifting the Veil
Boulder
V6- 7A
 4
From The Top
Boulder
V6 7A
 18
Hobble Cobble Direct
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 42
Cave Direct
Boulder
V7 7A+
 50
Punani
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
Tiger Woods
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Hobble Cobble
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 7
Hoagie in Heaven aka The Crystal…
Boulder
V9- 7C
 4
SubZero
Boulder
5.15d 9c 39 XIII- 41 E11 8c V16-17 9A WI8 M13+ A5+ Steep Snow X
 154
Little Devil
TR, Aid, Boulder, Mixed, Ice, Snow
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rocket Ship Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 123
V1+ 5 Boulder
Plate Highball Buoux Block area > Plate Boulder
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Fountain Lip Traverse Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 85
V4- 6B Boulder
Nine Lives Arete Central City area > Nine Lives Boulder
 28
V4 6B Boulder
Flu Shot Punani Area/N C… > Concentrate Boulder (…
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Lifting the Veil Five & Dime Area > Understanding Scale Area
 6
V5 6C Boulder
From The Top Falls Area > River's Edge
 4
V6- 7A Boulder
Hobble Cobble Direct Fountainbleau Area > Hobble Cobble Boulder
 18
V6 7A Boulder
Cave Direct Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 42
V6+ 7A Boulder
Punani Punani Area/N C… > Punani Boulder
 50
V7 7A+ Boulder
Tiger Woods Inner Canyon area > Tim's Boulder aka Pow…
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hobble Cobble Fountainbleau Area > Hobble Cobble Boulder
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hoagie in Heaven aka The Cr… Five & Dime Area > Electric Kite Wall
 7
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
SubZero Five & Dime Area > SubZero Boulder
 4
V9- 7C Boulder
Little Devil Miscellaneous Castlew…
 154
5.15d 9c 39 XIII- 41 E11 8c V16-17 9A WI8 M13+ A5+ Steep Snow X TR, Aid, Boulder, Mixed, Ice, Snow
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