Mountain Project Logo

Routes in The Cornerstone

Assault of the Earth S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Forgiven, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Book, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mustard Seed, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Repo Man S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Victory in de Feet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Descripton

This is a small crag with ~6 routes that has been the site of some less-than-pleasant bolting controversies. Nonetheless, there is some decent climbing here.

L->R:

A. The Forgiven, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Repo Man, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Victory In De Feet, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. The Good Book, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Assault Of The Earth, 11-, 50', bolts.
F. The Mustard Seed, 8, 50', bolts or gear.
Seasonal Closure Details

Getting There

Park as for Practice Rock and hike 100 feet up the road to a faint trail. Look for an old stone foundation wall and angle up and right to a large ledge below the Cornerstone cliff (5 minutes). One can also approach from the Bowling Alley by following the trail that angles uphill and north/west along the Tungsten Mine Shaft Cliff, angle downhill towards a gully and scramble up onto the ledge below the Cornerstone cliff (10 minutes).

6 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Cornerstone Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

Frosty Weller
Colorado
Frosty Weller   Colorado
There were probably 4 okay routes here, unfortunately the squeezing of lines on this tiny crag kind of left me with a bad taste in my mouth... see Beta Photo. Jul 11, 2011
John Kearney
Boulder, CO
John Kearney   Boulder, CO
Hey, so I think I lost my phone up here. If anyone picks it up and gets a hold of me, that would be awesome! May 24, 2010
Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
Jake Wyatt   Longmont, CO
The routes here are fun enough, but at times it's tough to know exactly where the intended climbing lines are in relation to the bolts. It's very easy to find yourself wondering if you're using a hold that's "supposed to be" for a neighboring route. Still, a decent place to go to get a little climbing in. Jan 17, 2004
Actually, I'm not Dan but his cool chick, Jenelle. Many thanks to whoever repaired the chopped hangers at The Cornerstone. It's really a fine solid rock with 6 good routes for their grades. All can be done in a short period of time, even on your lunch break. The only slip in June - Aug. is that it is extremely hot. I recommend after 5pm or early morning. This is excellent choice for winter climbing and great for a mixed party of beginner and advanced climbers. Jun 3, 2002
TBD
TBD  
Great area to tick off several routes in a couple of hours if its not too busy. May 14, 2002

More About The Cornerstone

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within The Cornerstone (18)

Most Popular · Newest