Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Boulder, 15 ft (5 m)|
|FA:||Aaron James Parlier|
|Page Views:||242 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Oct 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath|
~This line is SO GOOD!!
Walk around the boulder from the trail (look for the stacked rocks as a marker) at the point described in the "location"). Follow the long vertical wall around the arête. Then follow the long face to the 2nd tree of the 3 close trees on the back face of the boulder (the middle, 2nd tree has a crazy set of roots out to the left). Stop at the 2nt tree, and walk around to the front of it.
Look at the diagonal right ascending crack. At its base is a quartzite jug, where you will sit start.
Start with left hand in quartz jug and climb up and right along the crack. Use big moves to a sloper, and continue right to a tall, fun top out in front of a tree
Alternately, if you simply hike downhill from the lower lot instead of hiking the normal loop starting at the upper lookout, this will be the very first area you come to, and it isnt very close to the lot.
If you hike down from the lower lot, look for the Trails End Boulder which will be on the right and just off the trail. It is egg shaped on the downhill side, and 10 feet off of the trail. At this point, you have passed the Colorado Boulder by a few feet, so turn around, walk up the trail a short way and look to your right.
The Colorado Boulder is easy to miss if you arent looking for it even though it is massive. it faces away from the trail.
Look to your right and you will see a vertical, long, tapered wall that increases in size the further away from the trail you go. The majority of the problems are around the corner from here on the back of the face.