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Shared By: richard magill on May 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Two massive boulders with great lines and perfect flat landings, and they sit in an incredibly beautiful spot next to the South Platte River. I bouldered there for a couple of hours on a Sunday and I was all by myself - no sign of any other climbers.

They are both pretty tall, so you wouldn't even want to think about falling on the finishing moves. But on the other hand, the cruxy sequences tend to come down lower where falls are no problem.

Benningfield's book calls these the "creme de la creme of boulders in the canyon (also the state)".

Getting There

From Colorado Springs, take US 24 to Woodland Park, and then on to the small town of Lake George. Overall, its about 40 miles from Colorado Springs to Elevenmile. Turn left at Lake George to enter Elevenmile Canyon. From the ranger kiosk at the entrance, it is 6.5 miles to the boulders. Park at the wide spot and wade the river to get to the boulders. Use some judgement on whether this is safe - in a high runoff year it could be tricky. I waded it in May of 2002 and it was no problem.

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