Elevation: 7,730 ft
GPS: 40.712, -105.737 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Scott on Dec 16, 2014
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Poudre Canyon west of the town of Rustic becomes a very wide open valley chocked full of cliffs and boulders. This section hosts the BEST bouldering in the Fort Collins area and easily some of the best route potential in Northern Colorado. The scenery and setting are incredible and home to moose, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, beaver, and lots of other wildlife. If you haven't made the long drive up the canyon from Fort Collins...you probably should.

Here is a list of the major areas from downstream to upstream:
(mileage listed from Ted's Place)

Hatchery Rock - 38.3 miles
Bone Caves
Critical Mass Area
Pearl Area - 40 miles
Roaring Creek Area
The Bog - 41 miles
420 Boulders - 41.5 miles
Gandalf Area - 46.1 miles
Poudre Falls - 47 miles

Getting There

The town of Rustic lies approximately 31.5 miles west from Ted's Place (a.k.a. the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO 14). Hatchery Rock is the first area described that lies West of Rustic, it is 38.3 miles from Ted's Place.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West of Rustic

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V3- 6A
 30
The Warm-up
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 24
SW Face of The Warm-up Boulder a…
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Hank's Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Hank's Lunge
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
Puffing Stone Traverse
Boulder
V6 7A
 49
Scarface
Boulder
V6 7A
 26
Against Humanity
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Gandalf
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Merlin
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Tilt
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 4
Rude Beauty
Boulder
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Bean Town Beat Down
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 8
Foreplay/Longtime
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Cradle of Liberty
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 3
Paul Revere
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warm-up 420s > Warm-up Boulder
 30
V3- 6A Boulder
SW Face of The Warm-up Boul… 420s > Warm-up Boulder
 24
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Hank's Arete 420s > Hank's Boulder
 32
V4 6B Boulder
Hank's Lunge 420s > Hank's Boulder
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Puffing Stone Traverse 420s > Puffing Stone Boulder
 39
V5 6C Boulder
Scarface 420s > Hank's Boulder
 49
V6 7A Boulder
Against Humanity Gandalf Area
 26
V6 7A Boulder
Gandalf Gandalf Area
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Merlin Hatchery Rock
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Tilt 420s > Tilt Area
 10
V8 7B Boulder
Rude Beauty Poudre Falls > River Boulders > Rude Beauty
 4
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Bean Town Beat Down Boston Peak > Orange Wall
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
Foreplay/Longtime Boston Peak > Hall of Fame
 8
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Cradle of Liberty Boston Peak > Orange Wall
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Paul Revere Boston Peak > Orange Wall
 3
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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