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Shared By: Coleman M on Nov 26, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Open, with restrictions: Private Property Details

Description

This is a secret gem of bouldering in the Gunnison (more like Crested Butte) area. A very Frenchy setting, these boulders are located amongst the trees underneath the massive wall to the east of the town of Crested Butte. Generally uncrowded (I have never seen more than two other parties), this area boasts some great quality rock.

Getting There

Per Luke Mehall: Please be sure to access the boulders correctly. In addition to not parking in the Skyland residential area, there are a couple other considerations.

The best way to access the boulders is via bicycle (or hiking) the Tony's Trail, which leads right up to the Hone Stone. This is easily found by taking Elk Ave. east, until it turns into a dirt road. Do not drive along the dirt road! Instead, park on the side of the road just before the cattle gate where the road turns into dirt. Alternatively, you can park at the well kept park a block a way. Walk the dirt road for a half-mile or so until you see Tony's trail (well signed) on your left. Follow Tony's trail to the boulders and enjoy!

Dogs

Per Luke Mehall: dogs are not allowed on this trail, however, and climbers have received fines for having dogs in this area, as it is used for ranching.

If you do have dogs and want to bring them up, the best way to do that is to access the Skyland Boulders from the town of Mt. Crested Butte, via the Upper Loop. A parking area is available on Hunter Hill Rd.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Skyland Boulders

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V1 5
 21
Blunt Boy
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Right El Skyland
Boulder
V3 6A
 22
The Wave
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Left Direct
Boulder
V4 6B
 25
Wedge Arete
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 15
Center el Skyland
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 11
Crimps on the East Side
Boulder
V5 6C
 21
Portrait of an Artist
Boulder
V5 6C
 12
J-crack
Boulder
V6 7A
 10
Longshot
Boulder
V6 7A
 12
Weeping Warrior/Berholtz Arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Dirty Business aka Tropic of Cap…
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Atomic Tick Fever
Boulder
V10 7C+
 4
Atomic Tick Fever (Sit Start)
Boulder
V10 7C+
 5
Supernatural
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blunt Boy Joint Boulder
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Right El Skyland High Times
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
The Wave Wave
 22
V3 6A Boulder
Left Direct Wave
 11
V3 6A Boulder
Wedge Arete Wedge Arete
 25
V4 6B Boulder
Center el Skyland High Times
 15
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Crimps on the East Side Hone Stone
 11
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Portrait of an Artist Red Sky Boulder aka P…
 21
V5 6C Boulder
J-crack High Times
 12
V5 6C Boulder
Longshot Joint Boulder
 10
V6 7A Boulder
Weeping Warrior/Berholtz Arete Hone Stone
 12
V6 7A Boulder
Dirty Business aka Tropic o… Battleship Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Atomic Tick Fever Hone Stone
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
Atomic Tick Fever (Sit Start) Hone Stone
 4
V10 7C+ Boulder
Supernatural Supernatural Boulder
 5
V10 7C+ Boulder
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