Elevation: 7,218 ft
GPS: 39.999, -105.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard Rossiter on Sep 29, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Myth Rock is the steep crag above the parking shoulder for Avalon. It is on the north side of the highway directly across from the Tyrolean traverse for Avalon. The definitive feature of the crag is a huge, open book dihedral ascended by the route Excalibur. The rock is mostly very solid, golden granite. The routes are mostly sport with a couple of cracks thrown in for good measure. Don't worry about the noise of cars and Harleys. As soon as you are off the ground you will only hear Boulder Creek and the turning of your soul.

L->R:

A1. Myth of Freedom, 10-, 1p, 70', bolts.
A2. Mjolnir, 10, 1p, bolts & gear.
B. Excalibur, 11, 2p, 80', bolts.
C. Thor, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts.
D1. Mithril, 9, 2p, 90', bolts & gear.
D2.
Thor climbs the steep face between Excalibur Direct and the Excalibur Easy Start. , 1p, bolts.

Getting There

To reach Myth Rock drive 8.2 miles beyond the first bridge across Boulder Creek on Highway 119 (Canyon Boulevard in Boulder). Continue past Boulder Falls (7.6 miles) and park on the right side of the road near or below the crag. One may also park at the Practice Rock (8.1 miles) or at Animal World (8.6 miles) and walk along the shoulder of the highway to the rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Myth Rock

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Excalibur
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Excalibur
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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Makes Potash Road seem like Chiefshead -- great ambiance for those partial to parking garages. The noise of an endless procession of cars and trucks powering up the grade, the fact that the climbs start on a road cut and the aroma of partially combusted petroleum set this cliff apart. Nov 7, 2005
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How's that differ from say the Boulderado, Practice Rock, Brick Wall, Bowling Alley? Lunch time on weekdays offers a quick break from work and isn't too noisy. Nov 8, 2005
Tony B
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Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Out of all of the crags at Boulder Canyon, this is the only one where I'd fear being struck by a car while belaying. That says nothing of the climbing, but that is the difference between this crag and some others, insofar as I am concerned. The Bowling Alley has a lot of climbs far from the road, and while some are close, relatively, you don't belay on the pavement. Sound Power in an short- open system diminishes exponentially with distance, so being "twice as close" to traffic is going to make it 4X as loud, anway. Nov 8, 2005