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Areas in Bowman Area

Black Buttes 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bowman Valley 5 / 107 / 18 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 125
Emeralds, The 8 / 103 / 12 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 122
Island Lake Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Penner Lake 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 4,699 ft
GPS: 39.304, -120.671 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on May 8, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The many, many spots along or near Bowman Lake Road. The Emeralds and Bowman Valley are both popular concentrations when the snow is gone.

Check the Emeralds/Bowman Valley conditions forum.

Getting There

Bowman Road starts humbly off the north side of highway 20, a short drive from where it merges into interstate 80. It's easy to miss on the first and second visit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bowman Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 96
Bushmaster
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Cast In Stone
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Price Check
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Rock n Rolla
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Ghost Town
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 82
Closed for lunch
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 78
Rebirth
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
If the Shoe Fits
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Push to Open
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 137
Step Into The Light
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Where's The Beef
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 89
Charlee and the Stick Factory
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Super Size Me
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 54
Duppy Conquer
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Steel Monkey
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bushmaster Emeralds > Benches > Dollar Store
 96
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cast In Stone Emeralds > Benches > Negativity Cave
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Price Check Emeralds > Benches > Dollar Store
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rock n Rolla Bowman Valley > Candy Land
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ghost Town Emeralds > … > Kudos Cliff > Kudos Right
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Closed for lunch Emeralds > Benches > Dollar Store
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rebirth Emeralds > … > Kudos Cliff > Kudos Right
 78
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
If the Shoe Fits Emeralds > … > Kudos Cliff > Kudos Right
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Push to Open Emeralds > Benches > Dollar Store
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Into The Light Emeralds > … > Kudos Cliff > Kudos Left
 137
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Where's The Beef Emeralds > Benches > Fast Food Wall
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Charlee and the Stick Factory Emeralds > Benches > Fortress
 89
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Super Size Me Emeralds > Benches > Fast Food Wall
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Duppy Conquer Emeralds > … > Kudos Cliff > Kudos Left
 54
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Steel Monkey Emeralds > Benches > Steel Monkey Wall
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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