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Bleeding Lip Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cigarette Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Euro Boulder 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Font Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Keystone Cave Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Legacy of the Kid Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Little Sandy Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lost and Found Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Old Campground 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Oracle Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Petrified Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Pocket Change Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Skully Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Square 1 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sunday Stroll Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Triangle Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Warm-Up Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 6,720 ft
GPS: 37.31, -107.885 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 43,621 total, 413/month
Shared By: Martweet on Apr 1, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

One of the best boulding places in Durango! Includes well-traveled trails for easy access and navigation, a big warm-up boulder near the beginning, and lots and lots of rock.

This area is also used for hiking, horse-back rididng and other recreational uses.

Not sure of the camping policy here or if there is one.

Getting There

To get there head [north] on Main or US 550, take a left at the light on West 25th, travel about a mile and you will see a dirt parking area on the right, hard to miss. Continue up the main trail until you are forced a hard right. Instead of following the main wood-chip road that leads right follow the dirt path in front of you until you reach a flat part of the hill. Here you will see a path continuing straight and one that goes right up the hill, head up the hill.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sailing Hawks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
Boatship
Boulder
V3 6A
Petrified Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
Pocket Change
Boulder
V4 6B
Dr. Dyno (originally submitted as Cig…
Boulder
V5 6C
Three Finger Pocket/Petrified Prow
Boulder
V5 6C
Skully
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
The Land That Gill Forgot
Boulder
V6 7A
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Boulder
V6 7A
Bleeding Lip Traverse (Font Traverse)
Boulder
V6 7A
Government Shutdown
Boulder
V6 7A
Sunday Stroll
Boulder
V7 7A+
50 Foot Smoking Ban
Boulder
V9 7C
Legacy of the Kid
Boulder
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V7 7A+
Sacred Traverse
TR, Boulder
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Golden Arms
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boatship Square 1 > Ship's Prow V2 5+ Boulder
Petrified Arete Petrified Boulder V3 6A Boulder
Pocket Change Pocket Change Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Dr. Dyno (originally submit… Cigarette Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Three Finger Pocket/Petrifi… Petrified Boulder V5 6C Boulder
Skully Skully Boulder V5 6C Boulder
The Land That Gill Forgot Skully Boulder V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Something Wicked This Way C… Triangle Boulder V6 7A Boulder
Bleeding Lip Traverse (Font… Bleeding Lip Boulder V6 7A Boulder
Government Shutdown Square 1 > Ship's Prow V6 7A Boulder
Sunday Stroll Sunday Stroll Boulder V6 7A Boulder
50 Foot Smoking Ban Cigarette Boulder V7 7A+ Boulder
Legacy of the Kid Legacy of the Kid Boulder V9 7C Boulder
Sacred Traverse Euro Boulder 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V7 7A+ TR, Boulder
Golden Arms Euro Boulder 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Trad
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Forsty Forsthoff
Fort Collins, CO
Forsty Forsthoff   Fort Collins, CO
Found a chalk bucket at Sailing Hawks this past weekend. Message me with details, and I can get it back to you. Nov 3, 2014
Ben Coyle
durango co
Ben Coyle   durango co
Hey, found a Goal Zero speaker near 3 finger pocket, hit me up with a description and I'll get it back to you. Oct 29, 2014
The Euro Boulder is always dry. The legacy of the kid problem is clean this year. Keeping a tarp on it. If it's in the 40s, it's nice to climb here, especially if there is sun. Dec 18, 2013
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
How is this place in the winter? Is it climbable?

I'm thinking of taking a trip down there this week, so current conditions would be appreciated, but I'm also wondering about this area (or other Durango areas) as an occasional potential alternative to climbing in the Utah desert in the winter.

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks! Dec 14, 2013
The directions should be edited to say, when driving north on 550, not south. The area is very cool. An overview map is needed to make sense of it. The land of the sit start. Jul 7, 2011
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Thanks S.Price for your kind words. Next time you are in town look me up and we'll go climbing! Apr 7, 2011
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Two great films by Chris Parker on some of the bouldering up at Sailing Hawks.
Sacred Traverse Video
Two at the Hawks Video Apr 7, 2011
s.price
PS,CO
s.price   PS,CO
We use to climb here when it was illegal, because the area is so damn good. Now we are in Pagosa and make the trip routinely to enjoy the classics and test ourselves on the new wave of development. Huge props to Ian for gathering all the beta and putting together a great guidebook for Durango bouldering. Dec 3, 2010
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Durango Bouldering Guide in stores now. Check it out! Aug 18, 2009
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Could an Administrator please reorganize the problems under these boulder names:

Triangle Boulder:
-Journey of Foreigner
-Laser
-Something Wicked This Way Comes

Skully Boulder:
-Skully
-The Land That Gill Forgot

Petrified Boulder:
-Petrified Arete
-Three Finger Pocket/Petrified Prow
-Unkn wn

Bleeding Lip Boulder:
-Unkn!wn

Thanks,
IanA Jun 26, 2009
I agree wholeheartedly IanA. This website is here to serve as a collaborative database for individuals like you and me. If you know more, please add it! Apr 14, 2009
Bill Grasse
Carbondale, CO.
Bill Grasse   Carbondale, CO.
Agreed! Apr 12, 2009
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
My vote is if we are really going to start loading Sailing Hawks on the web we need to do it the justice it deserves. What I am tryng to say is lest organize it in a easy manner to use like list all the boulders then list the problems under the boulders. Right now it is a jumbled mess that needs to be fixed beore it gets out of control. Also we should agree that stuff should only be loaded up if it is correct inormation. Any thought? Apr 8, 2009
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Durango Bouldering Guidebook will be out soon. I am sending it to print and it should be in stores somewhere around the 1st week of May. Apr 7, 2009
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Sailing Hawks is not illegal anymore. It is now part of Durango's open space. The city purchased the land recently. I think it was the fall of 2007. Apr 4, 2009

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