Terrain Boulders Climbing
|GPS:||39.961, -105.283 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|
DescriptionA collection of mostly large boulders nestled in the trees at the foot of the flatirons. The trees and flatirons provide nice shade for warm days, and the seclusion of the area is a welcome change from the bustle of Flagstaff. The quality of rock here is awesome with a great variety of holds including slopers, crimps, pockets, slabs, and flakes.
The area was primary developed by Jay Droeger and is AKA Droegerland. Many problems are highball so bring the crash pad (or pads if you can). We spoke with Jay about the route dev here and the potential for new lines is still out there...
Getting ThereTopos for this area were made up by Jay and are available in a little fold-up map from Rock and Ice or visit: frontrangebouldering.com
As per MP user Mason Roberts:
The North Shanahan trail head is off Lehigh, at the top of the ridge right where it peaks across from the large Shanahan Ridge neighborhood sign. You'll want to park along the roadside downhill from the trail head. This trail is used heavily, so if you find yourself not finding parking, there are a couple of lesser used parking spots on the south side of the hill near where the median stops. These few spots are closer to the South Shanahan tail head.
Expect to spend 40 minutes to an hour for this hike.
North Shanahan trail - walk the trail till you get to the Mesa trail. You will pass a trail map placard before you get there. This is about the halfway mark, and will allow you to see the trail systems. The Mesa trail is clearly marked by a trail post. Take a left (go south) on the Mesa trail. You will go up some steps and see a smaller trail heading left for a place to catch a view of the valley. Directly on the other side of the trail from the viewing area is a meadow/lightly treed area which is a rolling ridge. Walk that ridge to find the boulder, all of which are on the south side of this ridge.
South Shanahan trail - The trail head is a little tricky to find. It is along the border of the houses and the green space, over a small covert. Walk the trail till you get to an access road, and take a left (head south). This will curve right and uphill taking you to a large green water tank where you will take a left at a trail post. This will take you to the Mesa trail. You will pass the Shanahan Connector before you get there. This is about the halfway mark. The Mesa trail is clearly marked by a trail post. Take a right (go north) on the Mesa trail. You will go past a meadow area on your left and see a smaller trail heading right for a place to catch a view of the valley. Directly on the other side of the trail from the viewing area is a meadow/lightly treed area which is a rolling ridge. Walk that ridge to find the boulder, all of which are on the south side of this ridge.
Classic Climbing Routes at Terrain Boulders
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