Elevation: 5,988 ft
GPS: 39.937, -105.297 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Adam Brink on Jan 27, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: COVID-19 Notice & Seasonal Closures Details

Description

Without a doubt this is the highest concentration of hard boulder problems in Eldorado Canyon. There are a dozen or more beautifully formed boulders scattered throughout the ridges to the south of Eldorado Canyon Trail. The setting is peaceful and blissfully quiet (let's keep it that way, please leave the music at home!).

Eds. These may have been called The Pony Kegs.

Getting There

It is best to go with someone who knows the area well. The approach is described in Colorado Bouldering 2 by Benningfield and Samet. The boulders are scattered on the ridges to the south of the Eldorado Canyon Trail after you pass the Rincon cutoff and the trail levels out. A couple of the boulder are visible on the ridge lines but most are hidden in the trees. It is very easy to walk right past a classic boulder and not even see it because of the contour of the land and the junipers.

Per Mike McHugh: there is a trail reroute. There's a new sustainable trail to access the two lowest (southernmost) boulders - aka the Pony Kegs. About 20' after the bench on the Eldorado Canyon Trail, you'll see the sign and new trail heading off to your left.

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