Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Mountain Rose

Ancient of Days, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Axed S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Better You Than Me / Around the Corner S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Big Tuna S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Coming Up Roses S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Geezer Squeezer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Golden Rose S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Grizzly Rose S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Heat Wave S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hummingbird T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mountain Rose T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Short But Sweet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Short Sport Route S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sick Puppy S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Steel Pulse S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
War Drums T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Wyoming Prairie Dogs S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Yellow Tail S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Michael Lindsey & Greg Wheaton
Page Views: 926 total, 22/month
Shared By: Wyomike on Jul 3, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route

16 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Seasonal Closure Details


This crux is a bouldering start to the first bolt. The first bolt is about 12 feet off the ground. It continues to be 5.10 to the third bolt. After few moves above the third bolt, the difficulty backs off to about 5.7 or 5.8. The origin of the name is from an article in the Denver Post, about prairie dogs from Wyoming migrating to Boulder County and taking over the burrows of the Colorado prairie dogs. Having lived most of my life in Wyoming, I got chuckle of the imagery of the "cowboy" prairie dogs showing up with big hats, six shooters with an ornery attitude!


This is the first line of bolts left of "The Ancient of Days."


7 bolts to a two bolt anchor.


T G   Colorado
The opening moves up to about the 3rd bolt feel harder than .10a. Jul 30, 2017
RVita Vi  
Climbed this today with my husband. We both had very different variations of the start (he's over 6 ft tall). The start stuck out the most to us. He was able to bear hug the wall to get crimps on either side of the corner sticking out and cross into the good edge above. Meanwhile, I used two crimps on the left to shoot up to the good edge above. Overall, we both had fun on this one. Sep 25, 2016
I concur with Rolfson, this is another fun climb along the Barker to Kossler Reservoirs pipeline route that was constructed in 1909. I didn't notice any chipped holds, unless you consider dynamite and pickaxe scars from 1909 to be "chipping." Regardless, the area affected by the blasting is only the bottom moves and the rest is a fun romp on solid rock. We gave it a 5.9 grade. Jul 16, 2015
Mark Rolofson
Mark Rolofson  
Pretty funny! chipped!? Try dynamited up to 3rd bolt, to put the aqueduct in. Isn't it amazing how climbers worry about a possible chipped hold & ignore the greater impacts that we humans are creating. This route is a great addition to the crag. Interesting slab climbing on solid rock. Jun 4, 2015
You must have chipped the holds...we didn't, but at least you got your name in the book (; >) Apr 24, 2015
Nedsterdam, Colorado
Rogerlarock   Nedsterdam, Colorado
Climbed this route the other day. Sorry, boys, but it's just another squeeze job, and most of the holds are chipped to boot, but hey, you got your name on the MP, and that's what really counts right? Mar 24, 2015