Elevation: 5,400 ft
GPS: 39.317, -104.739 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bouldering problems

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1+ 5
 78
Rocket Ship
Boulder
V2 5+
 41
Up Staged
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Plate Highball
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 43
Fountain Lip Traverse
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 10
Gerbil in a Chute
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
No Approach Boulder Problem
Boulder
V4 6B
 21
Nine Lives Arete
Boulder
V4+ 6B+ PG13
 3
Snow Shoes
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
Phillip's Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 29
Cave Direct
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Hobble Cobble Direct
Boulder
V7 7A+
 28
Punani
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Tiger Woods
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 3
Hoagie in Heaven aka The Crystal…
Boulder
V13- 8B X
 59
Little Devil
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rocket Ship Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 78
V1+ 5 Boulder
Up Staged Fountainbleau Area > Fountainebleau Boulder
 41
V2 5+ Boulder
Plate Highball Buoux Block area > Plate Rock aka S Sent…
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Fountain Lip Traverse Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 43
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Gerbil in a Chute Punani Area/N C… > Punani Boulder
 10
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
No Approach Boulder Problem Falls Area > No Approach Boulder
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Nine Lives Arete Central City area > Nine Lives Boulder
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Snow Shoes Punani Area/N C… > Urban Adventure Boulder
 3
V4+ 6B+ PG13 Boulder
Phillip's Problem Berthoud/Buddha… > Buddha Cave area
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Cave Direct Fountainbleau Area > Fountain Lip Boulder
 29
V6 7A Boulder
Hobble Cobble Direct Fountainbleau Area > Hobble Cobble Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Punani Punani Area/N C… > Punani Boulder
 28
V7 7A+ Boulder
Tiger Woods Inner Canyon area > Tim's Boulder aka Pow…
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hoagie in Heaven aka The Cr… Five & Dime Area > Electric Kite Wall
 3
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
Little Devil Miscellaneous Castlew…
 59
V13- 8B X TR, Boulder
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