Eliminator Boulder Climbing
Routes in Eliminator Boulder
|Bastard Moon (originally named Haley's Arete), The V6-7 7A+|
|Beached Whale V2+ 5+|
|Corner Lunge V1 5|
|Dogleg Crack V2 5+ R|
|East Eliminator Traverse V1+ 5|
|East Face V-easy 3|
|Eliminator Cave Crack V3 6A|
|Eliminator North Slab Center V1 5 R|
|Eliminator North Slab Right V1 5 R|
|Left Crack (a.k.a. Biercrack) V0 4|
|Left Eliminator V5 6C|
|Left Eliminator SDS V10 7C+|
|Mammen Traverse V9 7C|
|Meathook V11 8A|
|Moon Arete, The V9 7C|
|Right Eliminator V4- 6B|
|Right Eliminator Left V4 6B|
|Right Eliminator Prow V4 6B|
|Right Eliminator Super Left V7-8 7B|
|Sitting Moon V12 8A+|
|Verm's Way V3+ 6A+|
|GPS:||40.566, -105.156 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||16,340 total, 163/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 3, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionA giant, house-sized boulder just downhill from the Ship's Prow, the Eliminator Boulder plays host to some of the classic John Gill problems for which Rotary is famous, in addition to some fun warm-ups and a few project-worthy lines. There really is something for everyone on this rock; from the balancy, tall Eliminator North Slab Center and powerful Beached Whale at the lower end of the V-spectrum, to the Gill classics Left Eliminator and Right Eliminator Prow, and on up to local testpieces like the proud The Moon Arete or seemingly impossible Meathook. It would be easy for a visitor to Fort Collins to get a full afternoon of bouldering in and never leave the Eliminator.
Getting ThereFollow the trail that heads south from the parking lot and around the south end of the Rotary ridgeline. Continue North, passing the Cat's Eye Face and Bolt Wall, turning left as for Talent Scout. Follow the trail northwest, turning due north before the trail reaches Punk Rock, heading towards the Right Eliminators.
Alternately, one can hike almost to the Ship's Prow and head sharply left and downhill over some rocks to a cave at the southeast corner of the Eliminator, where easy access to Beached Whale (in the cave) or the North face problems (to the right) can be had.
Classic Climbing Routes at Eliminator Boulder
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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