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Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 35.297, -111.651 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew R on Jun 16, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description [Suggest Change]

The most popular bouldering area on the Peaks, Freidlein Prairie has a dense concentration of boulder problems from easy to intense with an abundance of moderate and rather tall lines. The rock is mostly andesite and is typically compact and thin with small edges, toothy slopers and featured cracks. It can be very sharp. The bouldering in Freidlein Prairie is good and the setting is spectacular: deep brown boulders nestled in aspens and pines, with abundant wildlife and cool quiet air. This is a special place.

Freidlein Prairie is part of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. Please follow the corresponding regulations (see the link) and travel here respectfully.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Follow Snowbowl Rd 2.4 miles from Hwy 180 to a right-hand turnoff for Freidlein Prairie Rd (FR 522). Bear left at the first fork and follow FR 522 through the campground to a large parking area about 4 miles in. The road is rough in spots but passable by sturdier vehicles, if care is taken. One uphill curve in particular is quite bad and could stymie those without clearance.

From the parking area follow the obvious wide trail for a few hundred yards until the first left switchback. Here, two trails take off to the right. The first is faint and quickly drops over boulders into the Gluten Free Area. The second is well-trodden and marked with branches, and leads to the other Freidlein Prairie areas (Anvil area, Tiger Wall, Bong Wall, etc.)

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