Elevation: 964 ft
GPS: 46.133, -92.856 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zach Bramel on Jul 21, 2014
Admins: Kris Gorny, chris tregge

Description

The best bouldering between Colorado and the NE US. There are about 40 problems, most on high quality sandstone. The texture is more Rocktown grain than So Ill grain, which, personally, I think is about as good as sandstone gets. It's best in the fall and winter, as springs here are wet, and summers are buggy.
Access is only recently possible on this land, and it is a huge deal that we are now able to climb here. Let's take good care of it. Some suggestions for being kind to our new area:

PICK UP YOUR trash.
NEVER use a wire brush, or a brush with very stiff bristles. A "soft" nylon toothbrush or a boars hair brush should be fine.
WIPE OFF your feet before you step on, as grit on the bottom of your shoes will polish the holds.
WAIT 2-3 DAYS after it rains so that you don't rip off any holds (they come off easier when they are still a little wet.
DO NOT CHIP or manufacture holds. This is grounds for excommunication. See Ivan Greene's story: dpmclimbing.com/articles/vi…
So yeah, don't do that.
DO NOT cut down trees to access boulders (except on trail building days - under the guidance of land managers). Embrace the local climbing ethic that all life is valuable.
DO NOT use a blow torch on the rock. This permanently damages the rock.

Look for the classics Warm up Wall v3-6, (problem Left of Pocket Hercules) v3, The Best v5 in MN v5, Pocket Hercules v8, Tengo de la Muerte v10, and The Raven v12, and many others.

Getting There

Beta on parking at Eldon can be found here.

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