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Lower Right Side

Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Bowling Alley
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

This is a subarea created due to a complaint/suggestion to help reorganize the Bowling Alley area. This spot faces SSW and gets some sun although you can hide in the shade for some of the routes here due to the trees. This is essentially roadside cragging, but it can be quite convenient if you have a short window of time.

L->R:

A. Hareless In Boulder, 10, 1p, 35', gear.
B. Dry Run, 9, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Happy Ending, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Father Figure 11-, 1p, 50', bolts
E. Shady Deal, 11, 1p, 40', bolts.
F. Splitting Hares, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.
G. A Tall Cool One, 11+, 1p, 40', bolts.
H. Centennial, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.

I. Fin, 10+, 1p, 35', bolts.
J. Curb Service, 10-, 1p, 35', bolts.
K. Unknown, ? R, 1p, gear & bolts.
L. Just Like Nebraska, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts.
M. Zee Eliminator, 10, 1p, 80', gear.

Getting There

Routes like Fin & Curb Service are virtually on the road, probably 200 feet east of Practice Rock. You can park right below them.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Hareless In Boulder
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 128
Dry Run
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 161
Happy Ending
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 107
Father Figure
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 91
Shady Deal
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 223
Splitting Hares
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 167
A Tall Cool One
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 2
Splitz
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 31
Centennial
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 9
Fin
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 97
Curb Service
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Just Like Nebraska
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Zee Eliminator
Trad
V1-2 5
 5
Bowling Block
Boulder
V3 6A
 1
Bowling Block Right
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hareless In Boulder
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Dry Run
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happy Ending
 161
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Father Figure
 107
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Shady Deal
 91
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Splitting Hares
 223
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
A Tall Cool One
 167
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Splitz
 2
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Sport
Centennial
 31
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Fin
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Curb Service
 97
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Just Like Nebraska
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Zee Eliminator
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bowling Block
 5
V1-2 5 Boulder
Bowling Block Right
 1
V3 6A Boulder

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The Bowling Block, Lower Bowling Alley, Boulder Canyon.
[Hide Photo] The Bowling Block, Lower Bowling Alley, Boulder Canyon.
Climbers on the convenient Lower Bowling Alley sport routes.
[Hide Photo] Climbers on the convenient Lower Bowling Alley sport routes.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Matt Juth
Evergreen
[Hide Comment] The two bolted lines above the road are on The Fin. The left one is named The Fin, and the right one is called Curb Service. Curb Service is in the database. Sep 3, 2004