Alderfer/Three Sisters Park Bouldering
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Hopefully many more areas and obscure problems will be added to these pages as the development opportunities seem to be great.
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Colorado Bouldering 2 by Philip Benningfield and Bouldering Colorado by Bob Horan are a good starting place, however only offer a minimal amount of information compared to what has been uploaded to Mountain Project.
NOTE: Climbing of any sort is not allowed in the neighboring Dedisse Denver Mountain Park located NW of Three Sisters.
The first parking lot on the right accesses several areas including the Eggs, Energy Crag, Work and Play Area, Brother's Wall, and others. However the first parking lot is most likely full on busy weekends and hiking from the other lot will take about 10-15 mins extra.
The second lot is much larger and is in the open field. Park here for all areas around Gilligan's island, Pirate Cove, and several other smaller areas.
Note that it is only a 10 minute hike from parking lot to parking lot and that you can access any area in the park relatively easy from either lot if you just hike a few extra minutes (usually on flat trails).
Drive time is 20-25 minutes from Morrison.
Suggestions for New Visitors
The East section you would park in the first small lot. Parking fills up quick on weekends (hiker's MTB's). Most boulders are in a shady pine forest. First time visitors would want to check out:
--- The Eggs (very easy to find, mix of easy to hard problems)
--- Work and Play Area (great mix of moderates)
--- Brother's Lookout (for more HB and harder climbs)
--- Energy Crag and the Pass are really good but much harder to locate. Other Areas offer variety but the above three are the gems.
The West section you would park in the large lot in the open field. Much better landscape views from here and a number of boulders tend to be in direct sunlight. First time visitors will want to check out:
--- Gilligan's Island is the large rock mass in the middle of the field and has quality easy and moderate problems around the base
--- Pirate's Cove right next to Gilligan's is a great overhung piece of rock
--- Tortuga houses several hard classics and variety across a much larger area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
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