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Routes in Barlow Creek/Bolam Pass

Hippy Slab V2 5+
Low Noon V1-2 5
Milk Pillow Blues pt.1 V1-2 5
Milk Pillow Blues pt.2 V1+ 5
Return of the Goo Goo Muck V1- 5-
Something Hella V3 6A
Unknown S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown1 TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Warm "N" Storm V0 4
Elevation: 10,000 ft
GPS: 37.722, -107.903 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: J Bird on Jul 24, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Barlow Creek/Bolam Pass is an alpine environment with a couple of good crag runs, but the gnarly display of fallen boulders which litter into the forest below is the highlight of the area. The bouldering is unique and diverse, with exceptional climbs ranging in difficulty. The stone is solid and most of the landings are safe. This is a very exposed area during thunder season, and the wildlife deserves much respect. There is a great amount of potential for high rated climbs. Please contribute and play!
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Getting There

From Rico, Colorado, travel six miles north, take a right hand turn at the Barlow Creek, and follow Barlow Creek to the headwaters (RD. 578), which is approximately 10 miles of a 4WD rocky road.

From US Hwy 550, take a left at Purgatory Resort, and follow the Hermosa Park Road.

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Brian Meaux of Durango, CO first bolted those routes up there 20 years ago, also started climbing those boulders 20 years ago. Sep 13, 2016

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