Hatchery Rock Bouldering
Routes in Hatchery Rock
|Merlin V7 7A+|
|Shared By:||Anonymous Coward on Oct 2, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe Hatchery Rocks are a few boulders right on the road up the Poudre Canyon named for their proximity to a trout fish hatchery. There's actually only one main granite block worth climbing on but it's a great block with V0-V5 problems. With a 10 second approach, you can easily climb on this bouder as a warm up before exploring the Bog, the 420's, or your new favorite secret climbing spot further up the road.
This rock is found in Benningfield's Colorado Bouldering guide.
The one good boulder has about 6 unnamed problems on it's eastern and northern flanks. A couple are minor highballs, all on perfect stone, with flat landings. A seam traverse cuts along the east face of the boulder but the straight up problems are the best lines. The northern face (away from the road) has a myriad of flat edges and slopers on which you can devise your own eliminate testpieces. You just might blow yourself out before you ever get to the 420's.
Getting ThereHatchery Rocks is located up the Poudre Canyon on Highway 14. From Ted's Place (the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 287), zero your odometer and drive 38.1 miles west on Highway 14. If you forgot to zero your odometer at Ted's place, then this area is 6.8 miles west of the Rustic Resort, a small bar/store with a neon trout sign.
The rocks are 10 feet north of the road. If you see the sign for the state trout fish hatchery, then you went about 100 yards too far west.
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