Area A Bouldering
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Chalk is unsightly to non-climbers. Please avoid chalking up boulder problems that are visible from the Chicago Lakes Trail, & in general, keep chalk use to a minimum. Brush all tick marks off after every session. Use containers that prevent chalk spills & if you do spill, clean it up.
Stashing crash pads is forbidden by the USFS. Pads will be confiscated.
Noise: this is a Wilderness area that is enjoyed by many, mostly non-climbers. The last thing passing hikers want to hear are f-bombs, iPod speakers, grunting, etc. In fact, most other CLIMBERS don't want to hear any of these things either. The easiest way for us to lose access is to elicit complaints from other user groups.
Dogs must be leashed at all times, they scare wildlife. Obviously, clean up after your dog.
Remember we are guests in this area. Be respectful of other users & the USFS Rangers that manage this area.
Follow the trail through the meadow, across two make-shift bridges, then into the woods on the opposite side of the meadow. The trail winds through the woods for a few hundred yards, passing two more boulders in the meadow on the right (The Willows Boulders). About 3 minutes after the trail fork, this trail heads straight into the Bierstadt Block. Pass between the small cleft formed by the Bierstadt Block & its southern neighbor to reach a nice cirque of boulders with numerous classic problems such as Timeline & The Ladder.
To reach Pink Fink, Seurat, and the Dali, continue Southwesterly through/over this group of boulders, and pick up the trail again just past the Ladder. On the left is the overhanging arete of Random Progression. Head right around a large flat boulder, then after ~20 yards you will run smack into the North Face of the Pink Fink boulder, featuring Snow White V7 & Pink Fink. The towering highball Peasants Into Leaders is on the boulder just East of the Pink Fink boulder. Head west (right) around the Pink Fink boulder, and follow the trail towards the woods. Once in the woods the trail goes right past the East side of the Seurat Boulder. Continue further on this trail, SW for a bit, and then steeply uphill to the SE, to reach the Dali.
Classic Climbing Routes at Area A
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