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Routes in Woods Quarry

Diatribe TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Don't Stop Now T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
Left Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Middle Way, The TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Non-Friction S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Quarry Wall TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

This is a quarry visible at the north end of the Flatirons not too far above the Mesa Trail, south of the 3rd Flatiron. The rock is clean, quarried, 65 degree angle sandstone. There are some bolted slab routes to 100 feet here listed in Boulder Climbs North. The fixed gear is dated so consider Screamers or don't fall too far. This area is probably for those into the obscure hit list.
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Getting There

Hike the Mesa Trail either North from NCAR or South from Chataqua to South of the 3rd Flatiron. [There is now a well-maintained trail to the quarry, marked with signs, leading right (northwest) as you approach from Chatauqua Park.]

Routes

L->R:

A. Left Arete, 5 R, 1p, 90', gear.
B. Non-Friction, 8+ R, 1p, bolts.
C. Middle Way, 10- X, 1p, TR.
D. Diatribe, 10+ X, 1p, TR.
E. Quarry Wall, 8, 1p, bolts.
F. Don't Stop Now, 9- X, 1p, TR or bolt.

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pzman  
Unfortunately someone has painted some graffitti on the lower right side of the Woods Quarry wall in the form of a large cross about 5' tall. Mar 5, 2011
Eric Brehm
Boulder, CO
Eric Brehm   Boulder, CO
Use caution when setting up top-ropes at the top of this cliff. There is an enormous amount of loose junk up there, and it is almost impossible to avoid knocking some of it down over the edge. Other party members should stay clear until the set-up or tear-down is complete. Oct 4, 2010
Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
Joshua Merriam   Boulder, CO
No poison ivy problems yesterday, and the area was particularly nice in the late afternoon shade.

I ws disappointed by the chopped bolts on what turned out to be the cleanest (hardest) slab line. Jun 11, 2007
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Beware: the base of this cliff (was) a poison ivy garden. I checked recently and the "garden o ivy" is no longer. Hooray! Aug 6, 2003
The only fully bolted lines have new bolts. (It appears that no new bolts have been added.) I believe there are 2 lines, plus, on the very right side, a single modern bolt about 1/3 up the wall on a line that maybe can take some additioanl pro. More TR's are possible. Bouldering along the base of the slab is quite nice, too. Apr 5, 2002

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