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Boulder, Alpine, 12 ft,
Avg: 2 from 5
FA: Chip Phillips
> Alpine Rock
> Mt Evans
> Mt Evans Boulde…
> Area A
> Bierstadt Area
Access Issue: Most of these boulders are within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, regulated & patrolled by the US.
Most boulders are located within the Mt. Evans Wilderness Area, regulated & patrolled by the USFS. Climbers should be on their best behavior, practice Leave No Trace. Please abide by these requirements: it can take vegetation decades to recover from damage. Place crash pads judiciously, & keep brushing to a minimum. Before adding new lines, considered the damage that may be caused by additional foot traffic, pads, etc.
Chalk is unsightly to non-climbers. Please avoid chalking up boulder problems that are visible from the Chicago Lakes Trail, & in general, keep chalk use to a minimum. Brush all tick marks off after every session. Use containers that prevent chalk spills & if you do spill, clean it up.
Stashing crash pads is forbidden by the USFS. Pads will be confiscated.
Noise: this is a Wilderness area that is enjoyed by many, mostly non-climbers. The last thing passing hikers want to hear are f-bombs, iPod speakers, grunting, etc. In fact, most other CLIMBERS don't want to hear any of these things either. The easiest way for us to lose access is to elicit complaints from other user groups.
Dogs must be leashed at all times, they scare wildlife. Obviously, clean up after your dog.
Remember we are guests in this area. Be respectful of other users & the USFS Rangers that manage this area.
Although this one doesn't look like much, looks can be deceiving. Begin matched on a rail about shoulder height, slide up and left and clamber straight to the top via a befuddling sequence of moves. On the FA some 6 years ago, my FA burn involved 3 ridiculous ticky-tacky crossovers, hence the name. Better beta has been sorted out since, but this one remains much more interesting than it looks for folks looking for lines in this grade range.
Just before you get to boulders forming the "Bierstadt Corridor" ... venture around to the right of the first boulder to the side facing the willows and climb the center of the northwest face.