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Areas in West of Rustic

420s 0 / 0 / 0 / 57 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57
Big Bend 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Black Boulder Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Bog, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bone Caves 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boston Peak 3 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 21
Bristlecone Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 89 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 89
Bristlecone Castle 5 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Critical Mass Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Fish Market 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Gandalf Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Hatchery Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Moose Crag 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Poudre Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Roaring Creek Area 0 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Turtle Crag 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Vista Crag 1 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13

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
 26
The Warmup
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 22
SW Face of The Warmup Boulder ak…
Boulder
V4 6B
 31
Hank's Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 19
Hank's Lunge
Boulder
V5 6C
 34
Puffing Stone Traverse
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 20
Scuba Steve
Boulder
V6- 7A
 7
Tsunami
Boulder
V6 7A
 48
Scarface
Boulder
V6 7A
 23
Against Humanity
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
Tilt
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 7
Divergence
Boulder
V11-12 8A+
 3
Cloudwalker (submitted as 420 cr…
Boulder
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Iron Maiden
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Eukie Extension
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 4
Foreplay/Longtime
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warmup 420s
 26
V3- 6A Boulder
SW Face of The Warmup Bould… 420s
 22
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Hank's Arete 420s
 31
V4 6B Boulder
Hank's Lunge 420s
 19
V5 6C Boulder
Puffing Stone Traverse 420s
 34
V5 6C Boulder
Scuba Steve 420s
 20
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Tsunami 420s
 7
V6- 7A Boulder
Scarface 420s
 48
V6 7A Boulder
Against Humanity Gandalf Area
 23
V6 7A Boulder
Tilt 420s
 9
V8 7B Boulder
Divergence 420s
 7
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
Cloudwalker (submitted as 4… 420s
 3
V11-12 8A+ Boulder
Iron Maiden Bristlecone Castle
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Eukie Extension Vista Crag
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Foreplay/Longtime Boston Peak > Hall of Fame
 4
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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