Elevation: 8,143 ft
GPS: 38.884, -106.15 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 49,318 total · 241/month
Shared By: Casey Bernal on Oct 21, 2003 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Bird Nesting Closure Details

Description

This is a very nice 75' vertical-to-overhanging granite wall just off the road. The rock is reminiscent of the rock in Boulder Canyon, but it is a little more crystalline. There are a good number of sport, trad and sport/trad climbs in the 5.9 to 5.11 range. There is also a nice moderate toprope on the left side. It is a good idea to have a few QDS and a small rack for any of the climbs. Don't forget to bring the tailgate-belay-seat.

Getting There

In the middle of Buena Vista, turn East off US Highway 24 onto Main Street. Go a couple of blocks and turn North onto N. Colorado Street (Chaffee County Rd. 371). After approximately 3.1 miles from Main Street and after the tunnels, you will see Bob's Rock on the East side of the road and Elephant Rock on the West side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bob's Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
Top Rope Slab
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Violetta
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Air Soles
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Slightly Smaller Than Large
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Bob's Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Flakes
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Depends
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 21
Hot Foot and High Step
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Cartoon Watcher
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Ego Buster
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Spotty Lives
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Power Pig
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Twist and Shout
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Top Dawg
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
 3
Groundhog Day
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Top Rope Slab
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Violetta
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Air Soles
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Slightly Smaller Than Large
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Bob's Crack
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flakes
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Depends
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hot Foot and High Step
 21
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Cartoon Watcher
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Ego Buster
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Spotty Lives
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Power Pig
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Twist and Shout
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Top Dawg
 6
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Groundhog Day
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13 Trad
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