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Phallic Rock V1-2 5
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West Face Crack V1 5
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Elevation: 5,400 ft
GPS: 39.348, -104.739 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 16, 2013
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Description

This is a creek-side and south-facing boulder with mostly highball problems. Bring a pad.

There are problems on its north, west, and south sides.

From Tom Hanson: this was originally climbed by former Castlewood head ranger Bob Finch, who suggested it to "The Boys of The Wood": T Hanson, S Sills, M Brooks and Steebo Carpenter, who polished off every contrivance on this rock, Circa mid-eighties.

This was originally submitted before 2001 for the climbingboulder.com website. With the change in format of MP.com, this was converted to a subarea.

Getting There

This is located on the East side of creek along the Inner Canyon Trail. You'll see it after walking North for a few minutes after crossing the bridge. Mostly it has easier problems, but topping out is highball. The descent is a V1 crack or whatever you prefer... .

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I find the best descent down the NE crack and arete. Stem between the tree and the rock then down climb the tree or rock. Jan 1, 2001
T Hanson - originally climbed by former Castlewood head ranger Bob Finch, who suggested it to "The Boys of The Wood": T. Hanson, S. Sills, M. Brooks, Steebo Carpenter, who polished off every contrivance on this rock. Circa mid-eighties. Jan 1, 2001
Benningfield erroneously names this boulder "Phallic Rock" in his guide. The true name is "The Mod Pod." The Mod Pod was one of the very first boulders to be climbed upon in the Upper Canyon. Former CCSP head ranger Bob Finch first touched this stone and The Boys of the Wood exhausted every possible variant in the early to mid-eighties. Jul 10, 2001
Scott Robertson
Portland, OR
Scott Robertson   Portland, OR
I love this rock. For the opportunistic, park at the north entrance, hike to the dam, then up inner canyon trail, at night. Then climb this baby with a headlamp! Not that I would go into the park after 9:00 pm...but a guy told me it would be cool...Watch out for lurking predatorial animals. Jun 28, 2002
Jeremy Monahan
Fort Fun, CO
Jeremy Monahan   Fort Fun, CO
This is absolutely the coolest boulder I have ever climbed! It has so may variations. All the people were wondering why I brought my "bed" to the boulder. I think the best line is on the side facing the creek (south, I think). It starts on a match jug and goes to another jug, then to a side pull cobble and way the hell left to another cobble. Get your feet wide and pull to the side crimp on the coral-looking cobble. Then, up to a depression and up to the top. For tall people, V2. Short people with carnie hands, V3. Have fun kids. Phallic Fock is the coole. Sep 2, 2002
Jeremy Monahan
Fort Fun, CO
Jeremy Monahan   Fort Fun, CO
That comment was from Jeremy Monahan. Sep 2, 2002
tyler88
Durango, CO
tyler88   Durango, CO
Now that is a fun boulder to play around on. Unfortunately it's in the middle of the trail! Apr 20, 2007

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