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Routes in Bierstadt Area

Alpenfrau, The V8 7B
And So It Goes V6 7A
Banksy V9 7C
Ben's Arete V5 6C
Ben's Highball V4 6B R
Ben's Roof V9 7C
Bierstadt V9+ 7C
Bierstadt Corridor Arete V1 5
Bierstadt Loh V9-10 7C+
Black Streak V1 5 R
Canvas V2 5+ R
Caressing Lovely Lumps V0 4
Country Roads V5 6C R
Crossfire V4 6B
Dark Crystal V3 6A
Eleventh Hour V5 6C
Fuck Daniel Woods V1-2 5
Gallery, The V8 7B
Ground Control V11-12 8A+
Jenny Craig V7-8 7B
Jiggle V8-9 7B+
Kansas City Shuffle V1 5
Ladder, The V2 5+
Last Drag, The V4 6B
Last of the Ohitians V1 5
Left of Bierstadt Arete V2 5+
Love in an Elevator V5-6 6C+
Ludders Pinch Low V7-8 7B
Ludders Pinch SDS V8-9 7B+
Ludders' Pinch V7 7A+
Maker's Mark V5 6C PG13
Maker's Mark Low V8 7B PG13
Molli V1-2 5 PG13
Ohitians Arete V3 6A
Peasants Into Leaders V7 7A+ R
Pink Fink V7 7A+ PG13
Prehistoric Bird V6 7A
Public Execution V9-10 7C+ PG13
Quill, The V7 7A+
Rapier, The V7 7A+
Red Rum V2 5+
Red Rum SDS V4 6B
Sacred Stones V2-3 5+
Snow White V7-8 7B
Sober Stoner, The V7 7A+
Thing Across From Bierstadt V3 6A
Think Mauve V5-6 6C+
Timeline V1 5 R
Topher's Problem V1 5
Traverse V4 6B
V4 Left of Maker's Mark V4 6B
Zorro V5-6 6C+
Zorro Arete V6-7 7A+
Zorro Warmup V1 5
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Type: Boulder, Alpine, 7 ft
FA: Christopher Schulte
Page Views: 1,220 total · 12/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Oct 15, 2009
Admins: Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Leo Paik, John McNamee

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Access Issue: 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 [Edit]

Appropriately named ... due to its small stature and since the crux is avoiding hitting the ground or your pads. Begin from a sds matched on the left corner of the sloper rail under the low roof. Heel-toe cam on the sloper rail with your right foot, make a move with your left hand then bust directly out the roof to a good hold at the lip and surmount the bulge up onto the face. The crux is catching the lip, holding it and not invalidating your ascent by dragging your ass or feet on your pad. Be careful with the heel-toe cam, as it is powerful and a perfect way to tear your LCL.

If this problem were taller and finished with these moves, it would be worthy of more stars and people would fly across oceans to climb it. As it is, it is a lowball 5 foot tall problem with some cool gut-busting moves under a low roof that pulls out onto a slab ... something to try at the end of the day, on a spotty-weather day or while your friends get a few burns in on Bierstadt, etc. It's certainly hard and may be fun, it's just not much to look at and few will be inspired by it.

Location [Edit]

Ground Control is on the same boulder as Bierstadt, but it's on the opposite side facing the willows just right of an obvious rain shelter cave. Armed with these directions, you can't miss it.

Protection [Edit]

An Organic pad or two to protect your back.

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Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
This problem is actually on the backside of the Ladder Boulder. Just next door to the Bierstadt Boulder. Sep 17, 2010

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