Elevation: 8,582 ft
GPS: 40.168, -105.478 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Nov 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is a fun sport crag with quality routes from 5.8 to 5.11 on solid granite. The routes here are similar in character to, but longer than, the routes on the neighboring Punk Rock. Try them all, but I particularly enjoy Shaking the Pope's Hand (5.8) and Smack the Smack the Cold Booty (5.11b). All routes (with the possible exception of the 5.10 roof route at the far right of the crag) can be set up with a TR, although access around the back side of Mt. Boner is a bit more involved than for Punk Rock. Just follow your nose and be prepared for a few low fifth class moves.

L->R:

A. Slap and Tickle, 10-, 1p, bolts.
B. Unknown, 5, 1p, gear & bolt.
C. La Femme Delight, 5, 1p, gear.
D. Shake Hands With The Unemployed, 7+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
E. Dirty No-Gooders, 6, 1p, bolts.
F. Smack the Cold Booty, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
G. Side Effects, 10 or 11, 1p, bolts.
HG. Unknown, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
I. Confession, 11, 1p, 45', bolts.
J. Shaking The Pope's Hand, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
K. Power House Ministry, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Getting There

Follow the directions to the Ironclads. Hop out of your car and make the grueling 1 minute approach to Mt. Boner, the obvious crag to the left of Punk Rock. Unlike Punk Rock, you will not be able to belay out of the back of your pickup, but it's pretty close.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Boner

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 42
Dirty No-Gooders
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
Shaking the Pope's Hand
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Smack the Cold Booty
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dirty No-Gooders
 42
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Shaking the Pope's Hand
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Smack the Cold Booty
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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Charles Vernon
mind & body in Colorado, he…
Charles Vernon   mind & body in Colorado, he…
Having done every route on both Punk Rock and Mount Boner (yeah, I know, woo-hoo) I have to agree that Smack the Cold Booty and Shaking the Pope's Hand are definitely the best on either rock, and really the only ones possibly worthy of more than 2 stars. Nov 5, 2001
The 5.10 roof problem on the far right side of Mt. Boner should be noted to have loose hangers under the roof and above, probably just need a wrench, so Beware!~ Nov 6, 2001
L G
Boulder, CO
L G   Boulder, CO
Nice 'n shady. A relief from the heat down below as it didn't have sun on the face until about 1330 on 12 Aug. Aug 12, 2007
Could someone order these routes up L->R or R->L? That would be most helpful! Oct 28, 2013