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Hall of Fame 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Orange Wall 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
South Ridge 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 9,501 ft
GPS: 40.717, -105.754 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Steve McCorkel on May 16, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Boston Peak, 9363 ft., is the name given to the corresponding USGS map. It's elevation is given on the the USGS map, so from time-to-time "peak baggers" will hike to the top. Most of the time the flag of the USA can be seen flying on the summit, if you care to go there.

Getting There

The parking for Boston Peak is about 49 miles from Fort Collins and 8 miles west of Rustic. The parking area is for the Bliss Wildlife Area and the 420 Boulders. Expect over an hour for the approach.

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Awesome routes! Well worth the slog up the hill, they just need some more traffic (for now bring a helmet for the belayer).
Seems like there are a few new routes bolted, any update on those?
Still lots of potential for trad lines as well. Jul 21, 2017
A little help getting to Boston Peak, because, um, not obvious:

A) the parking is a small turnout, with a space to walk between barbed wire fences. There are two small signs about day use, neither of which says anything about where you are. There are two larger pulloffs east and west. If you see Shady Rest Ln, you've gone a touch too far.
B) the trail starts awesome. Turn right at the first boulder. Continue past a few more big boulders. The trail continues around the deadfall trees, shows a few cairns, and crosses the stream via a nice set of logs lashed together.
C) then the trail starts to ascend, with pretty well-placed cairns. The further you go, the steeper it gets, and when it turns to dusty 3rd class scramble-fest, you're getting close.
D) after an hour or so, and the worst dirt scramble, the trail flattens to the left and opens to the scree field. It continues to the right of the scree, and in another 5 minutes, you'll see the first bolts. What a beautiful wall! The trail continues all the way along that wall, through more sliding scree, to a point where you can turn the corner, and see Hall of Fame looming even further.
E) it is a heck of a long hike, and if you don't know where you're going, it will be very, very frustrating. We got there so dejected that we didn't even climb :( Jun 10, 2017
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
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