Elevation: 7,757 ft
GPS: 40.708, -105.752 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on May 27, 2002
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). Keep an eye out for the turnoff for Pingree Park. The 420s are 16 miles after the turnoff for Pingree Park. Remain on US 287. 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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V3- 6A
 30
The Warm-up
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 24
SW Face of The Warm-up Boulder a…
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Hank's Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Hank's Lunge
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
Puffing Stone Traverse
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 24
Scuba Steve
Boulder
V6- 7A
 8
Tsunami
Boulder
V6 7A
 49
Scarface
Boulder
V6 7A
 16
The Perch
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
Bisher Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Tilt
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 7
Divergence
Boulder
V9 7C
 4
Can Opener
Boulder
V9 7C
 9
Sharma Dyno
Boulder
V11-12 8A+
 3
Cloudwalker (submitted as 420 cr…
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warm-up Warm-up Boulder
 30
V3- 6A Boulder
SW Face of The Warm-up Boul… Warm-up Boulder
 24
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Hank's Arete Hank's Boulder
 32
V4 6B Boulder
Hank's Lunge Hank's Boulder
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Puffing Stone Traverse Puffing Stone Boulder
 39
V5 6C Boulder
Scuba Steve Scuba Steve Boulder
 24
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Tsunami Warm-up Boulder
 8
V6- 7A Boulder
Scarface Hank's Boulder
 49
V6 7A Boulder
The Perch Warm-up Boulder
 16
V6 7A Boulder
Bisher Traverse Warm-up Boulder
 9
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
Sharma Dyno Sharma Boulder
 9
V9 7C Boulder
Cloudwalker (submitted as 4… Tilt Area
 3
V11-12 8A+ Boulder
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