Elevation: 6,035 ft
GPS: 38.873, -104.879 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Nov 7, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: 2022 Seasonal Closures - lifted Details

Description

This is a reorganizational entry to collect all the bouldering at Garden of the Gods under one subarea.

From Brian T. Wandzilak: The bouldering in the Garden is mostly long, sustained traverses. The holds are fairly similar to what you would find on a Garden route. They range from slopey pockets to positive pockets, from positive edges to sand-filled crimps. If you have any input, go ahead and add it, please.

Note, by regulation, bouldering is limited to the first 10 feet from the ground. Please follow their regulations to help maintain our privileged access to this amazing area. Thanks!

Getting There

See the subareas and routes for individual approaches.

All chalk and chalk substitutes are not allowed!

The Park staff want to remind the climbing community that all chalk (calcium carbonate) and chalk substitutes are prohibited in the park due to visual impact starting in 2021.

When placing closure signange/notifications, our park rangers noted chalk stains on several routes in the closure area (Anaconda and Grapefruit Dance), as well as the Blowouts bouldering area (which were cleaned last year, meaning all the chalk here is new). We are again hoping that the community can come together and address this issue before it requires any action on our part. Access may come into play! We'd also like to thank the PPCA for their efforts to remove chalk stains in these areas last year and hope that local climbers might consider helping them remove chalk stains from the rock this season- check their website for more info on upcoming events- pikespeakclimbersalliance.o….

Rattlesnakes

Per Cody Cook: watch for rattlers.

54 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 11
Arch Route
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 15
The Prow (Stand)
Boulder
V2 5+
 20
West Face Left
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 11
Why Are You Upside Down?(West Cr…
Boulder
V3- 6A
 21
Unknown (Compression Northeast)
Boulder
V3 6A
 21
East Face Crimps
Boulder
V3 6A
 16
South Face
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Unknown Low Start AKA The Batcave
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 26
Unknown Dyno
Boulder
V4 6B
 21
Unknown V4
Boulder
V4 6B
 10
Unknown Variation of V4 on West…
Boulder
V6 7A
 6
Long Traverse
Boulder
V7 7A+
 41
Unknown V7 aka Slapper
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 19
East Overhang of Mongoose Block
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
Low Traverse into Slapper
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arch Route Snake Pit Area > Arch Boulder (aka Gro…
 11
V-easy 3 Boulder
The Prow (Stand) Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 15
V0+ 4+ Boulder
West Face Left Snake Pit Area > Arch Boulder (aka Gro…
 20
V2 5+ Boulder
Why Are You Upside Down?(We… Snake Pit Area > Arch Boulder (aka Gro…
 11
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Unknown (Compression Northe… Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 21
V3- 6A Boulder
East Face Crimps Snake Pit Area > Boulder (aka Fang Bou…
 21
V3 6A Boulder
South Face Snake Pit Area > Boulder (aka Fang Bou…
 16
V3 6A Boulder
Unknown Low Start AKA The B… Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Unknown Dyno Snake Pit Area > Traverse Boulder (aka…
 26
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Unknown V4 Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Unknown Variation of V4 on… Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 10
V4 6B Boulder
Long Traverse Blowouts Area
 6
V6 7A Boulder
Unknown V7 aka Slapper Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 41
V7 7A+ Boulder
East Overhang of Mongoose B… Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 19
V7-8 7B Boulder
Low Traverse into Slapper Snake Pit Area > Mongoose Block
 8
V8 7B Boulder
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