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Afro Bush

V8, Boulder, 16 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 8 votes
FA: Anthony Saviola
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Bear Canyon Bouldering
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This thing is too cool not to be described anywhere! I hope I got the FA info correct (info is per Will L. - who usually knows what's up).

Perhaps the best problem of its grade in the Flatirons. SDS out steep bulge to a cruxy bit to a jug. Finish with a classic topout on water polished, Fountain formation sandstone. So good! Go do it!

Location

This is in the streambed of Bear Creek. It is a little tricky to find at first. A steep social trail leads downhill from the Bear Canyon Trail to the streambed. If you get to the route 'Thought Control, 5.9' on the right, you have gone too far.

Protection

Gorgeous grotto with a perfect, sandy landing. 2-4 pads/spotters will make it very reasonable.

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Starting the crux.
[Hide Photo] Starting the crux.
This grotto has a small window to climb in.  The creek flows 'til late August, and then it fills up with snow and ice in the winter.  When dry, it's perhaps the best boulder in the Flatirons.
[Hide Photo] This grotto has a small window to climb in. The creek flows 'til late August, and then it fills up with snow and ice in the winter. When dry, it's perhaps the best boulder in the Flatirons.