Description

Just northwest of Morrison lies some of the best problems in the Morrison area. Most of the problems are located on the southern side of Matthew Winters Park either on, or around the Millenium Boulder.

More info and pics coming soon.

Getting There

Head north from the Town of Morrison on the County Road and make a Left (west) at the Red Rocks #1 entrance follow this road until you see an obvious parking lot on the left and the Red Rocks trail on your right. Follow the trail past 2 large cliffs. When the trail forks, continue right and over the ridge. Stroll north on the trail for a few minutes until you see Millenium Boulder down below on your right, and the hillside boulders on your left.

The total approach should take 10-15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Matthews-Winters Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 16
Cargo Cult
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Little Wing
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Refracted
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 15
Second Coming (aka Revelation?)
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 18
Epiphany
Boulder
V6- 7A
 8
Old Bones
Boulder
V6- 7A
 27
Prow Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 43
Ghost Dance
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
Hickey's V7
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
Ghost Dance (crimp start)
Boulder
V9- 7C
 5
Goat Dyno
Boulder
V9 7C
 4
Black Heart
Boulder
V10 7C+
 11
Purity Control
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
Moon Child
Boulder
V11-12 8A+
 7
Bambi
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cargo Cult Millenium Boulder
 16
V3 6A Boulder
Little Wing Other Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Refracted Hill Side Boulders > Refracted Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Second Coming (aka Revelati… Millenium Boulder
 15
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Epiphany Millenium Boulder
 18
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Old Bones Millenium Boulder
 8
V6- 7A Boulder
Prow Problem Millenium Boulder
 27
V6- 7A Boulder
Ghost Dance Millenium Boulder
 43
V6 7A Boulder
Hickey's V7 Millenium Boulder
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
Ghost Dance (crimp start) Millenium Boulder
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Goat Dyno Millenium Boulder
 5
V9- 7C Boulder
Black Heart Millenium Boulder
 4
V9 7C Boulder
Purity Control Millenium Boulder
 11
V10 7C+ Boulder
Moon Child Millenium Boulder
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
Bambi Hill Side Boulders > Cave Boulder aka Deer…
 7
V11-12 8A+ Boulder
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scarecrow
Denver, CO
scarecrow   Denver, CO
I checked this area out recently and just wanted to add something to make it clearer:

When approaching the boulders from the red rocks trail, follow the trail to the split and then go right.

I took the trail to the left and got turned around for 15-20 minutes.

-cheers- Sep 14, 2009
Andy Librande
Denver, CO
Andy Librande   Denver, CO
Yeah Scarecrow, the directions are a little confusing on the main Millennium Boulder description as they are from the I-70 entrance, which I suggest everyone avoids as it takes a lot longer.

In the comments on the Millennium Boulder is a better description on how to get to the main boulders from the Red Rocks Entrance #1:

"From the parking lot, one can cross the road and take the RR trail into Jeffco (Matthews/Winters). After a series of switchbacks along a beautiful red wall, a fork occurs. Either continue up and have a nice hike, or take the trail right, below the ridge. After about 1/2 mile you will see the MB downhill on the right. Keep going past it till you find the trail. Watch for cacti, snakes, slumbering elk, and prarie dog holes." Sep 15, 2009