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what boulders must i get on while in the big CO!!!

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Josef Doyle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

I'm a boulderer primarily and was hoping to get on some boulders while I swing through colorado! I generally climb within the v4-6 six range but will get on 7s maybe 8s. what should i get on and where!!

mikejohnson1 Johnson · · Essex Junction, VT · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 345

Colorado is a big state... Did you have an area in mind?

I have climbed a lot in the Denver area in that range... Here are some of my favorite spots:

Morrison South (Also called the dark side)
Lots of boulders V4-V6, probably the best is Brashears Crack 2 which is rated V3 but will feel harder unless you have some fingerlock skills

Evergreen (Aldefer/3 Sisters)
Many many good problems here. My favorites are:
Work and Play Area
Guiding Light (pretty easy, but super cool rock)
Inward particle (fun slab)
Bunch of other stuff
If you want High Ball go to Brothers Lookout and check out best boulder problem in evergreen
Gilligans island also has a bunch of pretty cool problems in the range

If you want a 15 foot tall, 40 foot wide dead vertical boulder in the middle of a grassy field with perfect landings, check out the millinium boulder in mathew winters park. I found the problems here to be very stiff, but it's one of the cooler boulders I have seen.

If you want to climb a whole bunch of somewhat contrived but really cool problems, you could check out the regular side of morrison. Note, it is pretty much an outdoor climbing gym.

Have fun and good luck!

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

To Mikes point where are you going to be?

Steven Groetken · · Durango, CO · Joined Sep 2012 · Points: 390

Yep, the big CO is just that. Big. Durango has amazing bouldering (Sailing Hawks, Turtle Lake, Boxcar) but is about 7ish hours from Denver.

Josef Doyle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

I will be traveling through the state from the south and will be stopping really where ever I fancy so almost any where is an option!

also thanks mike thats super helpful! i appreciate info you have shared with me!!

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