Five and Dime Area Bouldering
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Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
History (Admin Only): Leo Paik edited "Description" Nov 21, 2019
As of June, 2017:
The 3 toprope routes at the far south end of Neanderthal Wall (far north end of Allied Wall) have a nesting pair of Snowy Owls. Please stay off these routes until further notice. The park has been notified and hopefully some signage will be put up. The route Rock Rat is included.
As of March 7, 2012:
Shakespearean Theater - restricted March, April, May.
Mind Meld - restricted March, April, May.
Porky's Wall - restricted March, April, May, June, through July 31.
Vulture Wall - restricted March, April, May.
Morning Sun Wall - restricted March, April, May, June, July.
The area is generally laid out as this:
*the bottom of the hill lies the 7-11 Boulders and the Slab.
*the pyramid is a large, hueco boulder in a shape of a pyramid that sits high on the hill and is a good landmark to aim for to get to the other areas.
*the Electric Kite Wall is one of the destinations of the area, and all around it there are a number of boulders with great problems. From the pyramid feature, this wall is ~100 yards North along the cliffline.
Bushwhacking will occur.
You can reach the Fountainbleau area from here if you follow the cliffline south until you hit that cluster of boulders. It is not the most recommended thing to do, but it is possible.
Location of major Bouldering Areas throughout Castlewood Canyon. This covers the major areas that have been developed and documented. Please let me know if anything is incorrect or needs updating. As of July, 2010. .
Park in the 1st parking lot to your left just after you enter called the Lucas Homestead Parking Lot (remnants of an old stone structure prominently stand over the parking lot).
Hike south along the dirt road (as if you were heading towards the other parking lots). Once to the large grassy field, hike into that and aim for the far leftside. At this point, the pyramid boulder high on the cliff should come into view, head towards that to get to the Electric Kite Wall and most of the boulders, otherwise the 7-11 Boulders sit uphill of of the grassy-field on the far south side.
Classic Climbing Routes at Five and Dime Area
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