Elevation: 7,757 ft
GPS: 40.70846, -105.75205
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on May 27, 2002 · Updates
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: The Kingpin Boulder is closed to climbing Details

Description

The 420s are a recently developed bouldering hot spot offering classic Camp 4 like problems on mostly free standing boulders. A subalpine setting makes this an ideal place to boulder in the summer. Most boulders are on state forest land. However, some of the more famous problems (Kingpin) are on private property. When in doubt, ask a friendly Ft. Collins local. Camping is not allowed at the 420s.

Getting There

From Boulder, go north to Ft. Collins on I-25. Get off on the exit after Prospect. Follow signs for CO 14 and US 287 until you get to the gas station at the entrance to the Poudre Canyon (there is a sign). Drive up for a ways (20- 30 miles). Once you see the turnoff for Pingree Park, continue on Poudre Canyon Road (US 14) for another 16 miles. Park, go through gate on right side off road, and follow the trail (a 5-10 minute walk).

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Classic Climbing Routes at 420s

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V0 4
 28
Johnny and Hodgey Right Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 38
The Warm-up
Boulder
V4 6B
 31
SW Face of The Warm-up Boulder a…
Boulder
V4 6B
 34
Hank's Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 21
Hank's Lunge
Boulder
V5 6C
 58
Puffing Stone Traverse
Boulder
V6- 7A
 11
Tsunami
Boulder
V6 7A
 50
Scarface
Boulder
V6 7A
 17
The Perch
Boulder
V6 7A
 36
Scuba Steve
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 11
Bisher Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Tilt
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 7
Divergence
Boulder
V9 7C
 4
Can Opener
Boulder
V11-12 8A+
 3
Cloudwalker (submitted as 420 cr…
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Johnny and Hodgey Right Arete Johnny & Hodgey Boulder
 28
V0 4 Boulder
The Warm-up Warm-up Boulder
 38
V3 6A Boulder
SW Face of The Warm-up Boul… Warm-up Boulder
 31
V4 6B Boulder
Hank's Arete Hank's Boulder
 34
V4 6B Boulder
Hank's Lunge Hank's Boulder
 21
V5 6C Boulder
Puffing Stone Traverse Puffing Stone Boulder
 58
V5 6C Boulder
Tsunami Warm-up Boulder
 11
V6- 7A Boulder
Scarface Hank's Boulder
 50
V6 7A Boulder
The Perch Warm-up Boulder
 17
V6 7A Boulder
Scuba Steve Scuba Steve Boulder
 36
V6 7A Boulder
Bisher Traverse Warm-up Boulder
 11
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Tilt Tilt Area
 10
V8 7B Boulder
Divergence Tilt Area
 7
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
Can Opener Balance Boulder
 4
V9 7C Boulder
Cloudwalker (submitted as 4… Tilt Area
 3
V11-12 8A+ Boulder
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