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Areas in Sailing Hawks

Bleeding Lip Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cigarette Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cosmic Debris Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cube, The 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Euro Boulder 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Far Out Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Font Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Green Matter Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Keystone Cave Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
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 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
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 Area Map
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Shared By: Martweet Smith on Apr 1, 2009 with updates from George Foster
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Sailing Hawks is one of the best bouldering places in Durango! It 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.

No camping is allowed in the Hawks.

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+
 7
Boatship
Boulder
V3 6A
 38
Petrified Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 30
Pocket Change
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
Dr. Dyno (originally submitted a…
Boulder
V5 6C
 53
Three Finger Pocket/Petrified Prow
Boulder
V5 6C
 33
Skully
Boulder
V6 7A
 36
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Boulder
V6 7A
 35
Bleeding Lip Traverse (Font Trav…
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Government Shutdown
Boulder
V6 7A
 19
Sunday Stroll
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 4
See You, Space Cowboy
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
50 Foot Smoking Ban
Boulder
V9 7C
 15
Legacy of the Kid
Boulder
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V7 7A+
 6
Sacred Traverse
TR, Boulder
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Golden Arms
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boatship Square 1 > Ship's Prow
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Petrified Arete Petrified Boulder
 38
V3 6A Boulder
Pocket Change Pocket Change Boulder
 30
V4 6B Boulder
Dr. Dyno (originally submit… Cigarette Boulder
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Three Finger Pocket/Petrifi… Petrified Boulder
 53
V5 6C Boulder
Skully Skully Boulder
 33
V5 6C Boulder
Something Wicked This Way C… Triangle Boulder
 36
V6 7A Boulder
Bleeding Lip Traverse (Font… Bleeding Lip Boulder
 35
V6 7A Boulder
Government Shutdown Square 1 > Ship's Prow
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Sunday Stroll Sunday Stroll Boulder
 19
V6 7A Boulder
See You, Space Cowboy Cosmic Debris Boulder
 4
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
50 Foot Smoking Ban Cigarette Boulder
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
Legacy of the Kid Legacy of the Kid Bou…
 15
V9 7C Boulder
Sacred Traverse Euro Boulder
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V7 7A+ TR, Boulder
Golden Arms Euro Boulder
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Trad
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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
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
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
Bill Grasse
Carbondale, CO.
Bill Grasse   Carbondale, CO.
Agreed! Apr 12, 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
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
IanA
Durango, CO
IanA   Durango, CO
Durango Bouldering Guide in stores now. Check it out! Aug 18, 2009
s.price
Pagosa Springs
s.price   Pagosa Springs
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Does anyone have any info on the bolted route on The Cube? Jan 28, 2018

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