Description

This has afternoon shade, is secluded, and is made of granite. Some of the rock has fire damage, so it's very crumbly, but 95% of the rock is high quality. Routes start from V0s, and the hardest I know of are some V7s, but there are many that look to be up to V10.

I'm not the one who found the area, I know that all of the routes here have been climbed before. My friends and I named them so we could all know what routes we are talking about. So... if you know the real name or grade of a route ,tell me and I'll change it!

Eds. Per Nathanael Hansen: we have changed the name back to the original name given by Glenn Schuler.

Getting There

On Mt. Herman Rd., go west. It will turn from asphalt to dirt, at which point start your trip odometer. Stay left and continue up the road for 1.8 miles. The road will go into the woods once and then out. Right before the road goes back into the woods, park next to a small boulder at a wide spot in the road (located at 39.077919, -104.916805), again at the 1.8 mile mark. The trail to the boulders is up a steep bank to the west. You can see the boulders from here. It's a moderate difficulty 8 minute approach to the first boulder. This is main boulder. The Highball Noulder is a 30 second hike south. There is a boulderfield south of there.

To get to the Skull Crusher Boulder, walk straight south until you reach a trail going NW to SE. Go towards the SE. Follow the trail to the top of the hill where you can see the Skull Crusher Boulder to the WSW of where you're standing. If you lose the trail since it's not well used, from the Highball Boulder, go straight south until you get to the top of the hill. The boulder is just south of there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Herman

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 13
Slant
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Layback
Boulder
V2 5+
 11
Lightning Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Try-Force
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Baby Steps
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
The Wave
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 5
Mantle Problem
Boulder
V4- 6B
 9
Triangles
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
La Coca
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Little Bear
Boulder
V5 6C
 10
Man Up
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Dirt Nap
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Shark Fin
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Blinded By Sunlight
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Skull Crusher Center
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slant Main Boulder
 13
V1 5 Boulder
Layback Layback Cave
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Lightning Crack Highball Boulder
 11
V2 5+ Boulder
Try-Force Try-Force Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Baby Steps Main Boulder
 10
V3 6A Boulder
The Wave Wave Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Mantle Problem Main Boulder
 5
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Triangles Highball Boulder
 9
V4- 6B Boulder
La Coca Highball Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Little Bear Little Bear
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Man Up Main Boulder
 10
V5 6C Boulder
Dirt Nap Dirt Nap Area
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Shark Fin Shark Fin Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Blinded By Sunlight Highball Boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Skull Crusher Center Skull Crusher Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
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I like this spot! Only ~10 minutes from my apartment. Kind of depressing to see the rock damage from the fire :( Mar 21, 2015
Ben Sebald
Rochester, MN
Ben Sebald   Rochester, MN
Finally checked this area out. Such good rock! I'm really looking forward to getting a chance to start some projects, and find the Skull Crusher Boulder! Mar 12, 2016
Nathanael Hansen
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nathanael Hansen   Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hey, Glenn Schuler!!! As this area get some more attention, it would be fantastic to have your input on the original names of the problems - as you and your crew have mostly climbed everything up here a looong time ago. Mar 23, 2016
Alex Hesler
Hollywood, FL
Alex Hesler   Hollywood, FL
Would be great to know the original info. I have contributed a few BPs to the area, please let me know if anything should change! Awesome addition to the Colorado Springs bouldering circuit! Apr 7, 2016