Elevation: 7,535 ft
GPS: 39.966, -105.291 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,695 total · 57/month
Shared By: Michael Walker on Oct 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

A trip to Nebel Horn Ridge will require a sense of adventure and good stamina on the long hike in, but climbers will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful spots in all of Boulder in which to spend a day at the crag. The setting is idyllic, gentle, colorful, and save for the sounds of hikers on the Fern Canyon trail, quiet.

Nebel Horn Ridge is the southern strata in a larger group that consists of the Goose to the north and the East Ridge in the middle. Nebel Horn Ridge itself is made up of a series of steps, Pellaea at the base, Onoclea next and Nebel Horn Ridge proper at the top.

Getting There

Nebel Horn Ridge makes up the right (north) margin of Fern Canyon, and can be reached by following the Fern Canyon Trail. Once past Superfresh (the overhanging bolted arete) the Fern Canyon trail goes past the base of the East Ridge. Continue on Fern Canyon Trail passing next the base of the Nebel Horn Ridge. Hike up until it is possible to traverse right to the base of the crag (a faint trail leaves from behind a Wildlife Closure Sign).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nebel Horn Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Rads For Rookies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Rainbow Bridge
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
False Gods, Real Men
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Ruby Slipper
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Rads For Rookies
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rainbow Bridge
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
False Gods, Real Men
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Ruby Slipper
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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