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Areas in Checkerboard Area

Checkerboard Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Chess Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Edge of Reason Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Knight Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

A handful of boulders scattered on the slope opposite the Buttermilks Main Area, across the road to the south. Home to the infamous 'Checkerboard', widely agreed to be one of the best in the Buttermilks.

Getting There

Drive up Buttermilk Road as per usual. When you arrive at the fence / cattle guard just before the right turn to the main parking area, take a left and follow the road parallel to the fence. This road is quite rocky, so take care if you do not have a capable vehicle (i.e. a honda civic will make it, but barely.) A better option might be to park at the head of this turnoff - you will only have to walk a minute or two more. Park at or walk to the oval at the end of the road, hike down the slope and cross the creek, heading uphill on the path towards the cluster of boulders. The 'Checkerboard Boulder' is the large boulder with the slightly overhanging right (northwest) face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Checkerboard Area

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V8- 7B
Checkerboard
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Checkerboard Checkerboard Boulder V8- 7B Boulder
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If you were climbing at Checkerboard on Sunday, 3/13, and lost your Nikon camera, we have it! It was left at the boulder, so we grabbed it thinking we'd run into you later. It's a pretty nice one, too! Please get in touch and we'll find a way to get it to you. Damon, 970-371-7663. Mar 15, 2016

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