Elevation: 6,699 ft
GPS: 39.999, -105.383 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 38,172 total · 161/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000 with improvements by Stonebhikku
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details
Access Issue: 2019 Seasonal Closures Lifted! Details

Description

Eagle Rock is a frequently overlooked crag on the South side of Boulder Canyon. It sits deep in the canyon and across the creek from the road. While the crag is close to 400ft high, only some of the older trad routes extend its full length. Most of the new bolted sport routes are between 80 and 100 feet in length. I found the rock to be a little different from typical Boulder Canyon granite, and some of these unusual features are described in the route descriptions. The main new wall has been called "The Stars and Stripes Wall" by Mark Rolofson in his year 2000 guide to Boulder Canyon. The climbing is vertical to overhanging and generally runs from upper 5.11 to middle 5.13 or so. A few serious projects remain to be red pointed. Mark has done an incredible job of keeping track of the FA data, as is well documented in his guide.

L->R (incomplete):

A. Chicken Delight, 8, 2p, gear.
B. Iggle, 11, 1p, bolts.
C Iggle Direct, 11, 1p, bolts.
D. The Bat Guano Sightseeing Route, 9-, 3p, gear.
E. Eagle Tricks, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Frei Vogel, 9 R, 3p, gear.
G1. Screaming War Eagles, 10-, gear.
G2. Eagle Snacks, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
G3. Gros Vogel, 8 A2, 3p, gear.
I. Eagle Chick, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
J. Eagle Eyes, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. Eagle Hardware, 11, 1p, 80', bolts.
above K. Dharma Punks, 11, 4p, 280, bolts.
L. Barely Eagle, 13-, 1p, 70', bolts.
LM. Finally Eagle, 13-, 1p, 80', bolts, linkup.
M. Bald Eagle, 13, 1p, 80', bolts.
N. Golden Eagle, 11+, 1p, 80', bolts.
O. Eagle Warrior, 13, 1p, bolts.
P. Buddha Belly, 13-, 1p, bolts.
Q1. Green Panther, 12+, 1p, bolts.
Q2. Stoner Homeland, 13-, 1p, 40', bolts.
R?. Screaming War Eagle, 10, 3p, gear.
S. Great Dihedral, 6, 2p, ~280', gear.
T. To The Sun, 5, 2p, 300', gear.
U. Right Face, 5, 2p, gear.

Getting There

Eagle Rock is 6.2 miles up Boulder Canyon. Parking can be found near by and on both sides of the road. Hike down to the stream and cross as you can. A Tyrolean Traverse was still up at the end of last year, and may still be in place. If not, the talus in the stream can be hopped over, or the stream waded. The Stars and Stripes Wall is just about dead center in the middle of the crag and is approached by a good trail that was put in by the new route developers.

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