Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: Will Lemaire?
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2004
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The boulder lies on the east end of Castle Rock across the river from the dirt road. Continue down the dirt pull off for Castle Rock then pull over shortly after the bridge. A boulder is sitting right on the water line across the river. Their are 3 problems, all good quality. The two best are a V5 that ascends the bulge on the opposite side of the boulder from the water, and a V8 directly to its right that ascends the blunt arete.


A couple of pads or a single large pad, spotter optional.
Anonymous Coward  
I believe the name is 'The Citadel'. Jul 31, 2005
Anonymous Coward  
Three stars seems a bit much, but it's a fun boulder.

Does the V5 go straight out over the bulge? If so, it seemed hard, and a back breaker (there's a lumpy boulder in the fall area, making me back off without a spotter).

I couldn't get my butt off the ground on the V8. Feet are an issue at the beginning of both. Aug 8, 2005
Anonymous Coward  
Yes, it's called The Citadel - Will L., FA. Oct 7, 2005
God save the boulderer who tries to tackle Citadel in the summer. Looks lowball but climbs really well. Worth a stop. Jan 20, 2008
Luke Childers
Luke Childers  
Fun line... soft for V8 but it's still a nice line. Jun 12, 2009
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
FA: Will Lemaire, to give full credit. Jan 22, 2010
tcamillieri   Denver
Will FA'd something that was soft? Feb 18, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
I seriously doubt Will ever graded it at all tcam ... if you asked him back when he did it, he probably would have said "I don't know, V4?" ... bwahahaha.

Don't worry, all is still right in the world. Feb 18, 2010
Tofu Brain
Tofu Brain   Denver
I will be back for this with some cooler weather, felt like I had butter on my hands, ha. Aug 1, 2016
The Irish King
San Jose, CA
The Irish King   San Jose, CA
Sharp crimps on a short but sweet boulder.
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Angle 2:
youtu.be/bB-gjbbqSgg Nov 10, 2017
Matth Person  
Alternate beta: youtube.com/watch?v=pGXT7MI…. Jan 10, 2019