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Bob is a Man Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Carrera Bloc 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Echale Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Giant Steps Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Illness Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Little Cupcake, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mavericks Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Redline Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
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Description

Boulders scattered along a steep hillside just off US Highway 6 in CCC. Maverick's Boulder is fairly easy to access, very nice rock, I believe it is gneiss....more info in one of the Colorado bouldering guides.

Getting There

Heading west on US Highway 6 from Golden, park at mile marker 268. The boulders are across the street and up the hill. The Maverick's Boulder is pretty huge and obvious and takes only a few minutes to get to from the bottom.

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half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
Much of this info and photos were taken fromfrontrangebouldering.com, just trying to get the info on this site, too.

I think it's also worth mentioning that many of the problems in this area are highballs with questionable landings, make sure you bring plenty of pads and spotters.

I have also personally seen several rattlesnakes in this gully during the warm months, and even the fresh kill of bighorns (mountain lions about), so just be prepared and know how to handle that sort of situation should you come upon it.... Mar 10, 2010
Steve Guard
Boulder, CO
Steve Guard   Boulder, CO
The approach to these boulders has a serious erosion problem at this point. There are some quality problems high up the gully, but without any care, the steep loose trail could become dangerous in addition to just poor user ethics. I'm not sure if a trail day would be possible or wanted by the community, but that would be necessary to meet the standard of the rest of the canyon.

Additionally, we can confirm the comment above of fresh kill laying near the boulders (young deer underneath Echale), yikes. Jul 11, 2018

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