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Boulder A 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Boulder B aka Two Cylinder Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Boulder C aka The Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boulder D aka Prominent Block 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Boulder E aka The Machine Boulder aka Mile Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boulder G 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Boulder I aka Marshall's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Giant Boulder Uphill From Minturn Mile Boulder 0 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Minturn Mile Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Tooth Fairy Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 8,839 ft
GPS: 39.503, -106.374 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: eagleboy on Jul 4, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This area is shady in the aspen trees; it has good rock quality. There are a number of nice boulders here. They are covered in Colorado Bouldering.

Getting There

Take I-70 to the Minturn/Redcliff exit (#171). Follow the road until you cross over the big Redcliff bridge. After a little turn you will see a big parking area; park there. Directly across the road there is a dirt road leading up to the boulders.

Per Bob Robinson: Take US Highway 24 south from I-70 through the town of Red Cliff. About 0.5 mile after crossing the Red Cliff bridge, US Highway 24 forms a Y intersection with Water Street, which heads back to Red Cliff under the bridge

The parking is on your right in the dirt pullout/median between Water Street and US Highway 24. Study a Google map of the area, and you will see what I am talking about.

On the map, you will see a road across from the pullout called "Powerline Road". This is the old 4x4 trail to the Klettergarden.

You can even do a street view on Google Maps of this area and get a great idea of what it looks like from the road. You can even look down the path to the boulders from US Highway 24. Pretty sweet.

The total mileage from I-70 to the parking area is approximately 11 miles.

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TimFromMaine
Idyllwild, CA
TimFromMaine   Idyllwild, CA
I agree. Scrap the whole area. Place is choss anyway, and the locals are mean and do weed. Aug 2, 2014
jarthur
Westminster, CO
jarthur   Westminster, CO
If someone is going to take the time to post up the problems for this area on Mountain Project, the least they should do is give proper descriptions and/or a picture showing the separate problems. If the locals don't want this information being leaked out, then that's unfortunate because it's too late. Quality problem descriptions and pictures at the very least would spread people out and prevent everyone from queuing up under Minturn Mile. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that doesn't understand what "Start on the south side of the boulder" when I'm already disoriented from being surrounding by mountains and aspens on all sides. This whole area should be scraped and moved to the Red Cliff page with better descriptions on all the problems. May 27, 2014
AEdwards
Durango, Colorado
AEdwards   Durango, Colorado
Perhaps this should be listed under Red Cliff not Leadville. Apr 12, 2014
Mr T  
Fraggle Rock is between Roof Rock and the Klettergarden, who renamed this garden to Klutter? Who discovered this place and named it in the first place? Find the Plaque in the Garden for a clue! The new name must be from of all the Geeks that come from elsewhere and Klutter our garden. Good luck! Aug 8, 2012
If you go 3/4 mile south down the road, Hornsilver Campground is on the east side of the road just south of roof rock. Good place to camp, with lots of climbing really close. Hornsilver climbs are just above the campground, Roof Rock is 1/4 mile north, and Klettergarden 1/2 mile north. Talked to some locals when we were at the Klettergarden, and they mentioned a spot near Roof Rock called Fraggle Rock, but I didn't find it and haven't found any info on it either. If anyone knows the exacts of Fraggle Rock, please share. Jul 25, 2012
Bob Robinson
Lone Tree, Colorado
Bob Robinson   Lone Tree, Colorado
Adam-

I've seen lots of people camping amongst the boulders. The 4x4 road in is a little gnarly, so you may have to hike your stuff in from the road if you have a low clearance vehicle. Otherwise, check out the dispersed camping on Homestake Road a couple miles away (The Aircraft Carrier Boulder is right there, check it out on this site). Jul 10, 2012
Adam Sanders
Erie, CO
Adam Sanders   Erie, CO
Can you camp here? If not, is there any good camping nearby? Maybe something away fom road noise and other campsites??
Thanks Jul 6, 2012
Mike Zimmer
Littleton, Colorado
Mike Zimmer   Littleton, Colorado
Bob, that helps a ton! Thank you for making that detailed and easy to understand; just what I was asking for! Oct 1, 2010
Bob Robinson
Lone Tree, Colorado
Bob Robinson   Lone Tree, Colorado
Take US Highway 24 south from I-70 through the town of Red Cliff. About 0.5 mile after crossing the Red Cliff bridge, US Highway 24 forms a Y intersection with Water Street, which heads back to Red Cliff under the bridge

The parking is on your right in the dirt pullout/median between Water Street and US Highway 24. Study a Google map of the area, and you will see what I am talking about.

On the map, you will see a road across from the pullout called "Powerline Road". This is the old 4x4 trail to the Kluttergarden.

You can even do a street view on Google Maps of this area and get a great idea of what it looks like from the road. You can even look down the path to the boulders from US Highway 24. Pretty sweet.

The total mileage from I-70 to the parking area is approximately 11 miles.

Hope this helps,

Bob Sep 29, 2010
Mike Zimmer
Littleton, Colorado
Mike Zimmer   Littleton, Colorado
Anyone want to give a little bit more specific directions? Is the parking area on the left? Right? My friends and I went up there last week and had an extremely frustrating time trying (and failing) to find this area. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Mike Sep 29, 2010
Chris Perkins
Buena Vista, Colorado
Chris Perkins   Buena Vista, Colorado
If you camp here, please be sure to extinguish your campfire thoroughly. A fire broke out on the afternoon of July 6, 2010. I cannot say for sure how it started, but I meet a group of 4 people breaking down camp the day before the fire. The fire originated from that fire pit. Please be firewise and prevent climbing closures! Jul 13, 2010
Remo
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Sean, when I lived in the area, I would head up there as early as possible, depending on the snow conditions of course. Usually there is a lot of snow, and it sticks around longer up there due to shade and elevation. Summer kicks ass up here, but right now should be late enough to go check it out. Wolcott is a good substitute until The Garden dries out. Apr 25, 2009
sean stidham
Boulder, CO
sean stidham   Boulder, CO
Has anyone been up here recently? Just wondering how early in the season it's possible to climb here. Apr 23, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
This place is the best bouldering area for the Vail Valley. A lot of great granite to go and get shredded apart on. The climbs are hard and super fun. Jul 29, 2007
You can find it all in the Colorado bouldering book. Jul 4, 2006

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