Elevation: 7,450 ft
GPS: 39.997, -105.417 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 43,739 total · 210/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Aug 29, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Sleeping Beauty is a wonderful, large rock located just west of Black Widow Slab and offers a great selection of crack and face routes in a beautiful seting high above Boulder Creek. The rock receive early morning sun and stay cool in the late afternoon. The rock is surprisingly featured with good edges, cracks, pockets and smears. Bring a standard rack for the cracks and numerous quickdraws for the long, bolted slab. You may need two ropes to rap from the top of the rock. Check this place out. The climbing is great.

Getting There

Drive 8.6-miles up Boulder Canyon to a pullout/parking area on the left directly across the road from the Boulderado. Cross the creek on foot or by a Tyrolean traverse at the upstream end of the parking, and head up the trail to the Beer Can. Veer left at the Beer Can and follow the trail along the base of the rock to the route of your choice. Check outboulderclimbs.com for more information.

If the water is too high and the Tyrolean traverse by the parking lot isn't up, take the long way around.  First, go to Black Widow Slab.  Walk downstream along the road, cross the Tyrolean for Vampire/Black Widow, and navigate the talus and woods (see Black Widow area page).  This part is on the map: Walk right along Black Widow Slab until it turns uphill, and head for the talus field.  Go up until the talus ends, then bushwhack far up and slightly right until you reach the South Pillar of Sleeping Beauty.  Continue right to the main wall.

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