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Routes in Bierstadt Area

Type: Boulder, Alpine, 30 ft
FA: Bennett Scott
Page Views: 888 total · 8/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Nov 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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 [Suggest Change]

Twenty feet right of Pink Fink, zig-zag up edges via some long pulls to the apex of the face. One of my favorite moderates in the area, although I only found the courage to do it once. Note that it's not over until you grab the lip.

Inexplicably oft-ignored, this is a great problem, with terrific position and offering ~30 feet of climbing on perfect edges, albeit some of them a little slippery in the more polished pink rock. If the line for this problem stood out a little more, e.g., obvious starting holds, obvious line ... I would give it four stars. If Ben would name this problem, its popularity would skyrocket.

Location [Suggest Change]

Ben's Highball is located about 20 feet right of Pink Fink on the boulder of the same name.

Protection [Suggest Change]

A bunch of pads for courage, but not falling near the top is the only real option.

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