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Brimstone Area (i.e., lower upper) Bouldering
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DescriptionI labelled this area Brimstone for the sake of synchronizing with Jamie's guidebook, but Lower Upper is a more practical name as this is the lowest area in Upper Chaos, and Brimstone is a relatively obscure problem (although it looks great). Boulders rest in a pleasant, green meadow on the edge of the talus field. Established boulders include (but are not limited to) Brimstone, V6; Triple Threat Arete, V10; and Rocky Mountain Beaver Fever, highball V1.
Fragile Alpine Area Details
This is a fragile alpine bouldering area and following Leave No Trace principles is important. Never stash pads. Do not alter landings, chip or glue holds, or remove or alter vegetation. Walk on hard surfaces such as boulders or established trails. Store your gear on boulders instead of dirt or vegetation. Clean up spilled chalk and tick marks and brush holds. Keep your presence low key and unobtrusive. Pack out everything you brought and anything else that shouldn't have been left there. RMNP rangers are very aware of the impact that bouldering has on this environment.
Getting ThereIt is directly across the lake from Lower Chaos. Approach as you normally would on the climber's trail to upper, and bail off the trail before it starts climbing into Upper Chaos. The area has a few established problems including Triple Threat Arete, V10, and Brimstone, V6. See Emerson's guidebook for more info on this underappreciated sector.
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