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Elevation: 7,073 ft
GPS: 40.0021, -105.4127
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Sep 22, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: Seasonal Closures 2024 - Bitty Buttress, Eagle Rock, Blob, Security Risk DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

This is a relatively newly bolted crag just east of Practice Rock. Somebody went bolt-crazy on this rock, but the result is very well-protected routes. It's a steep dihedral; the east face is a solid slab, while the west face feels inverted and a little more crumbly. With a 60m rope, there's a great belay station with a nice rock as a bench.

To help reorganize this area, this crag is divided into the Main Crag & Lower Right Side.

Getting There Suggest change

Park as for Practice Rock, ~8.1 mi West of Elephant Buttresses. Hike up & right from Practice Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bowling Alley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 98
Pooky Proof
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 275
Mosquito Burrito
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 299
Splitting Hares
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 223
Happy Ending
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 144
Bad Girls Get Spanked
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 160
Father Figure
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 60
Take the Termites Bowling
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 136
Shady Deal
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 81
Midge Squadron
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 256
A Tall Cool One
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 101
Meteor Rhoadblock
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Next to Nothing
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Super Bon Bon
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 41
Amazing Face
Sport 2 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Shiny Dog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pooky Proof Main Crag
 98
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mosquito Burrito Main Crag
 275
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Splitting Hares Lower Right Side
 299
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Happy Ending Lower Right Side
 223
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bad Girls Get Spanked Main Crag
 144
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Father Figure Lower Right Side
 160
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Take the Termites Bowling Main Crag
 60
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Shady Deal Lower Right Side
 136
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Midge Squadron Main Crag
 81
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
A Tall Cool One Lower Right Side
 256
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Meteor Rhoadblock Main Crag
 101
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Next to Nothing Main Crag
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Super Bon Bon Main Crag
 11
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Amazing Face Main Crag
 41
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Shiny Dog Main Crag
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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