Elevation: 7,073 ft
GPS: 40.002, -105.413 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 74,856 total · 440/month
Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Sep 22, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

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

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

36 Total Climbs

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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
 67
Pooky Proof
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 208
Mosquito Burrito
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 241
Splitting Hares
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 105
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
Father Figure
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 98
Shady Deal
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 59
Midge Squadron
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Just Like Nebraska
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 190
A Tall Cool One
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 66
Meteor Rhoadblock
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
Next to Nothing
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Super Bon Bon
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
Amazing Face
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pooky Proof Main Crag
 67
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mosquito Burrito Main Crag
 208
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Splitting Hares Lower Right Side
 241
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
[Redacted] Main Crag
 105
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Father Figure Lower Right Side
 117
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Shady Deal Lower Right Side
 98
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Midge Squadron Main Crag
 59
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Just Like Nebraska Lower Right Side
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
A Tall Cool One Lower Right Side
 190
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Meteor Rhoadblock Main Crag
 66
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Next to Nothing Main Crag
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
Super Bon Bon Main Crag
 8
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Amazing Face Main Crag
 29
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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