All Locations > Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > RMNP Bouldering A… > Chaos Canyon Boul… > Lower Chaos Canyon > The Potato Chip Boulder
Avg: 3 from 34 votes
|Type:||Boulder, Alpine, 15 ft|
|Page Views:||3,444 total, 34/month|
|Shared By:||tcamillieri on Jul 23, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Fragile Alpine Area Details
This is a fragile alpine bouldering area and following Leave No Trace principles is important. Never stash pads. Do not alter landings, chip or glue holds, or remove or alter vegetation. Walk on hard surfaces such as boulders or established trails. Store your gear on boulders instead of dirt or vegetation. Clean up spilled chalk and tick marks and brush holds. Keep your presence low key and unobtrusive. Pack out everything you brought and anything else that shouldn't have been left there. RMNP rangers are very aware of the impact that bouldering has on this environment.
DescriptionThis climb begins on a decent left hand crimp and a good right hand sidepull. Cross left hand, bad right hand, bump to the "potato chip" hold. Shuffle feet, left hand up to a bad intermediate pinch and bump to a nice incut jug/crimp. Match. Left hand up to a decent sidepulling crimp right foot up. Toss to a decent sidepull--the top of it is a jug. Stay cool on the topout or move slightly left on jugs.
Crux is moving to the nice incut jug/crimp.
Two stars for good holds and nice movement. Loses stars for the back-dab-slab landing and the potential chasm you could fall into near the top of the climb.
There is a V8/9 that traverses in from the left about four holds. 1.5 stars for this version.