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Routes in Bob's Rock

Air Soles T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bob's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cartoon Watcher T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Depends S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
E.T. S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Ego Buster T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Flakes T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Groundhog Day T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Hot Foot and High Step S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Power Pig S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rio de Jean Perro S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slightly Smaller Than Large S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Special Bob S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spotty Lives S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Top Dawg S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Top Rope Slab TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Twist and Shout S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Violetta S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 8,143 ft
GPS: 38.884, -106.15 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Casey Bernal on Oct 21, 2003 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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.
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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

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Top Rope Slab
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Violetta
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Air Soles
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Slightly Smaller Than Large
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bob's Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flakes
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Depends
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Hot Foot and High Step
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cartoon Watcher
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rio de Jean Perro
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ego Buster
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Spotty Lives
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Power Pig
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Twist and Shout
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Top Dawg
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Top Rope Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Violetta 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Air Soles 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Slightly Smaller Than Large 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Bob's Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flakes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Depends 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hot Foot and High Step 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Cartoon Watcher 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Rio de Jean Perro 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ego Buster 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Spotty Lives 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Power Pig 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Twist and Shout 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Top Dawg 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Bryson F
Westminster, CO
Bryson F   Westminster, CO
38.88407, -106.14983. Feb 4, 2015
West. Summer afternoons are hot. Jul 7, 2012
Adam Sanders
Erie, CO
Adam Sanders   Erie, CO
What aspect does Bob's Rock face? Looking for some shady climbing in the BV/Salida area.... Jul 5, 2012
kevin murphy
Lafayette, Colorado
kevin murphy   Lafayette, Colorado
SSSHHHHHH. This crag is quite good. Bolted routes that are still spicey. For me at least. Good trad line, Bobs Crack. The 10.c felt more like 11.c. 3 star. The left most route was excellent as well. Felt more like 12.a. If your in the area check it out. Also visit Cafe Dawn in Salida, nice hang. Apr 27, 2009
bdboulder
Eldorado
bdboulder   Eldorado
75 feet might be pushing it.... Oct 11, 2006
Casey Bernal
Arvada, CO
Casey Bernal   Arvada, CO
This crag is closer to 75' high than 150' in the topo that Stewart Green gives in the Rock Climbing Colorado book. Jul 5, 2005

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