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Routes in Bierstadt Area

Type: Boulder, Alpine, 15 ft
FA: Bennett Scott? Greg Loomis?
Page Views: 2,757 total, 27/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Jul 24, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber Details

Description

The Mt. Evans boulders are blessed with some unusual features, including the occasional dike of beautiful pink quartzite. This quartzite looks very featured, and generally lines that climb this rock look pretty trivial from the ground. Beware: this stuff has marble texture, and after a few hours sloping your way up the highly textured granite, these holds will feel awfully slick.

Stand start directly below a prominent v-notch in the lip, on a pair of opposing gastons (some may use a cheater block to reach these). Its possible to avoid the cheater block by using a rounded pink hold for the RH about 12” below the sharp gaston. Move straight up on heinous, glassy slopers. The feet are extremely polished and it requires a lot of body tension to keep the feet on. Holds get much bigger near the top.

Location

This climbs the center of the north face of the Think Pink Boulder.

Protection

A large boulder at the base makes this a bit dicey. If you fall straight down you will be ok, but a spotter is probably wise in case you come off awkwardly.

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Jon Zucco
Denver, CO
Jon Zucco   Denver, CO
Haha, Geoff. Jun 4, 2012
PG-13, only if you have no friends. Jul 14, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
  V7
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
  V7
This problem has broken at least twice. A bit harder than V6 today.

FA: Greg Loomis. Dec 7, 2009
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
 
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
 
That's good to hear. It felt F-in hard when I was on it a couple weeks ago. I definitely thought it was super hard for V6, but I just figured I was having a bad day :) Aug 3, 2009
tcamillieri
Denver
tcamillieri   Denver
A large jug broke off this last season making the crux lunge much harder (as well as the traverse Snow White). Grade re-estimates? Aug 2, 2009
FA: Bennett Scott. Jul 25, 2009