Elevation: 5,980 ft
GPS: 39.576, -107.221 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Stephen G. on Mar 11, 2016
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Shoshone Stones are some of the best and most easily accessible (very dependent on season) bouldering in the Glenwood area. As with the access, availability of some lines varies with the water levels of the Colorado River as well. The landings tend to be rocky, so plan accordingly, and bring pads and friends (with more pads).

  • As always, route names are made up and grades are a SWAG, so just have fun!

Per BJ Sbarra: this area, known as The Shoshone Stones, was detailed in the old Rifle Mountain Park and Western Colorado Rock Climbs guidebook with about 11 named problems listed. That guidebook is out of print.

Getting There

Parking at the Shoshone power plant, continue upstream ~1/2 mile. The boulders are across the river to the right. There are 2 major clumps of boulders within the big curve of the river (upstream/downstream). The easiest time to cross the river is winter when the river is low. In the summer, plan to get wet or use the tyrolean that is upstream of the boulders. As with any tyrolean, if you didn't set it up, use at your own risk.

  • **Do not walk along the railroad tracks.**

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