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Routes in Corwina Park Boulders

Elevation: 6,767 ft
GPS: 39.661, -105.284 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Monty on Mar 24, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

It appears that despite the lack of signage to indicate this, the area is in the Denver Mountain Parks. Currently, the Denver Mountain Parks does not appear to allow climbing...sadly. Use this page only as a "future" reference.

The Corwina Park Boulders are 2 boulders right next to a small stream with quite a few really fun problems with mostly good landings. This is a great place for quick sessions before/ after work, and it is only a few minutes down the road from the bouldering in Morrison. The rock is gneiss that is similar to some of the boulders in RMNP, but not as good, though a couple of the problems are classic.

All but one of the problems face the creek. For the sake of organization we'll call the boulders: Boulder A (the first boulder you come up to) and Boulder B (the boulder almost touching boulder A).

I couldn't find any info containing problem names, grades or FAs, so I'll keep it very generic until more info presents itself. The only info that I could find was that there is a problem called The Cure which is supposedly 7a, whatever that means, and there is another problem I think called "The Kiss?" or at least that was what was written in SHARPIE (LAME!) in the middle of the line.

Boulder A
L->R:
1. Left Problem Variation, V3/4.
2. Left Problem, V3/4.
3. Gaston Problem, V3/4.
4. Middle Warm Up, V2.
5. Warm Up, V0.

Boulder B
L->R:
1. The Kiss?, V7/8 (this problem faces the trail).
2. Center Line aka The Sickness, V4 (highball).
3. Center Direct SDS, V8?
4. Middle Bulge?
5. Crimp Dyno, V4/5.
6. K's Problem, V3.
7. Prow Problem, V6.

Getting There

From the town of Morrison, head west on Morrison Rd (CO 73) towards Evergreen. After passing the small town of Idledale, start looking for Corwina Park on the left (south) side of the road. Park at the 2nd, smaller lot which has a small bridge crossing to get into the parking lot. It is about 10 minutes from Morrison.

Hike 200 yards on the only trail leaving the lot to find the 2 boulders right off the trail.

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David Tennant
Denver, CO
David Tennant   Denver, CO
Brochure Denver Parks & Recreation Park Rules :

"Climbing: It shall be unlawful for any person within the Denver Parks to…fail or refuse to comply with any sign or notice restricting climbing on any rock formation or cliff; climbing where the person puts him or herself into clear danger; fail or refuse to comply with any sign or notice restricting public access into natural areas in Red Rocks and Summit Lake Parks.
FINE: $150.00 [PR2012-Rule 5.2] [RMC: Sect 39-7]"

Here is the official rules and regualtions document that it references:
Denver Mtn Parks Rules and Regulations Climbing Section 5.2 (Official as of 5/27/2015)

Based on that, as long as there is no signage saying climbing is restricted, it should be currently (5/25/2016) accessible. The specific park description and trail map do not show any restrictions. Does anyone have any information saying otherwise? I couldn't find anything other than that. If there are posted signs, then climbing would be restricted.

The comparison of Red Rocks is that Red Rocks actually has no rock climbing posted on the map and signage is up all around the park, and then the comparison of Summit Lake is that it specifically does not allow any off-trail use because it's an alpine environment. Those comments are not specified on the Corwina map, as well as fortunately this boulder is right on the trail. May 25, 2016
Fred C.
Golden, CO
Fred C.   Golden, CO
I scoured the DMP website and couldn't find anything that explicitly prohibits climbing. I was at the boulders last weekend and nothing at the trailhead mentions anything about rock climbing either. Can anyone point me to where it states climbing is prohibited? It's a nice quiet spot, and I'd like to go back again, but I don't want to give us a bad name by getting caught there and claiming ignorance. Sep 15, 2011
Monty
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Wow, Buzz Kill!

I had no idea about that Andrew, but from everything I can find you're right.... Sucks, there is no signs at the trail head stating otherwise, but it looks as if DMP's don't allow climbing in any parks... Granted bouldering is not really climbing right ;)

I'm deleting all of the pics and route descriptions. Sorry for the tease, all! Apr 11, 2011
This is a Denver Mountain Park, right? So how "legal" is it to climb here? I haven't checked this out yet, because I thought Denver Mountain Parks didn't allow climbing.... Anyone have any info on this?

Thanks,

Andrew Apr 11, 2011
Bob Robinson
Lone Tree, Colorado
Bob Robinson   Lone Tree, Colorado
The Crimp Dyno is awesome. Apr 10, 2011
Monty
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Did you go to the second Corwina Park parking lot????? There is a small bridge that you cross right next to a house to pull into the lot. It's a smaller parking lot than the first entrance. From the lot, there is only 1 trail to hike. Mar 27, 2011
kevin murphy
Lafayette, Colorado
kevin murphy   Lafayette, Colorado
Well I tried to find these today, no luck. Each trail head had a number of different options. I went 200 hundred yards on each of the different trails, but saddly failed to see any bouldering. Better directions, or did I just go snipe hunting? I would like my Sunday afternoon back. Mar 27, 2011
kevin murphy
Lafayette, Colorado
kevin murphy   Lafayette, Colorado
Oops. Mar 25, 2011
kevin murphy
Lafayette, Colorado
kevin murphy   Lafayette, Colorado
Directions please. Mar 25, 2011

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