Best V8s in the state?


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Patrick Bodnar · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 110

Colorado seems to be littered with classic V7s and V9s, but I've never been on a V8 that truly inspired me. What Colorado V8s should I check out this year?

D B · · Denver · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 205

V8 (and V10) actually don't exist on the front range. If a problem is accidentally graded V8 by the FA, it will be swiftly corrected by MP warriors.

If you would like to climb these grades, wait til May and visit the alpine.

Hale · · Boston · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 25

Turning Point is a good Front Range V8. Kind of lowball, but lots of sustained movement, a flat landing, and definitely cool looking. It's accessible and in a very pretty area. Often crowded though.

I think Skipper D is the best V8 in the state. The Nothing is another classic.

C Ross · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 55

Are you a Ford a Chevy guy?

kiff · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 540

afrobush in bear canyon

JP Whitehead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

- Skipper D, Upper Chaos, RMNP ****
- Arrowhead Arete (stand), Morrison South ****
- The Nothing, Area D, Mt. Evans ****
- Behind the 8 Ball, Lincoln Lake, Mt. Evans **
- 8=D, Lincoln Lake, Mt. Evans **
- Turbulence, Mid Chaos, RMNP **
- Cytogrinder, Black Hole, Morrison **

There's probably more, but that's just off the top of my head.

Patrick Bodnar · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 110

Ah, yes, totally forgot about Skipper D. Okay, I've been inspired by one V8. Thanks for the replies, all.

Eric Carlos · · GJ · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 30

Face Full of Brian is also a fun lowball V8 in the satellite if Turning Point is not inspiring to you.

Cody Goldberg · · Lakewood, Colorado · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 5

Also at Lincoln Lake: Tangerine Man. Absolute classic with a gentle start leading to powerful and sustained roof transition and a gnarly top out.

jmmlol · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Conspicuous Consumption

chris murphy · · Centennial Co · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 15

Uncivilized at Newlin Creek, Geometric Progression in the Wets, Immortality and Return of the Jedi both at the Klettergarten

JP Whitehead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

Patrick, when you get up to Boulder I'll get you psyched on afro bush and arrowhead arete ;)

NWNINJA · · Nederland, CO · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 70

+1 for:

Skpper D
The Nothing
Turning Point

All classic in their own right.

Another that wasn't mentioned is Dough Boy out at Carter.

A-K · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

A few more that no one has mentioned.

Small Axe, Poudre Canyon - the only V8 I have done that might be better than Skipper
Life/Love Matters, Guenella Pass
Resonated, Eldo
The Dali, Mt Evans

+1 for Doughboy(V7) at Carter

JP Whitehead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

Definitely add Resonated, Small Ax, and the Dali. Doughboy and Love Matters I thought were V7? Both are stout for the grade. Haven't finished Doughboy, but Love Matters would definitely be soft for V8. 'll also say that, depending on your height, Resonated is probably stout for V8, though soft for V9. Slash grade feels right on that one.

A-K · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Yeah who knows - depending on height/heat/humidity/hangover most of these problems can probably vary from v5-10...

aikibujin · · Castle Rock, CO · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 200

I do like Love Matters a lot, I think it's a really fun problem. But I'm not sure if we should consider a dug-out boulder "inspiring".

JK- · · SLC · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 13

I'm a fan of just the regular old tomato juice or the spicy blend, but the carrot mango isn't bad and the power greens is okay if you like drinking your salad.

jarthur · · Westminster, CO · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 260

Thievery V8 at Three Sisters is pretty f'n classic in my opinion. Superb setting, kinda airy, but with a nice landing and a ton of other great problems right beside it:
https://www.mountainproject.com/v/thievery/106331061

Prince Charles is a great steep compression problem nearby:

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/prince-charles/106453603

JP Whitehead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

Thievery is a definite contender for best V8 in the state. Singular line, aesthetic wall and setting, best rock in Three Sisters Park, HARD moves, airy top out. Doesn't get much better!

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