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Ament's Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,650'
Location: 40.0156, -105.3108 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 13, 2004


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Janka Flaska above the easy holds.

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  • Description 

    There's a small bit of obscure rock about 150m or so west of the bridge that crosses Boulder Creek with a couple maybe more routes on it. The quality is sub-par and the routes are short, but if you're in to climbing lesser-known routes, then this is for you.

    Identify the rock by looking for a small roof near the bottom that angles up to the left. A finger crack is on the left side of the rock and a curving flake on the right.


    A. Deb's Arete, 6, 1p, 50', gear.
    B. Aids, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
    C. Wiggly Seam, 9+ R, 1p, 40', gear.

    There may be poison ivy in the deep foliage at the base.

    Getting There 

    Park as for the Dome and cross the bridge, but head west along the trail. Go about 150 meters and you'll see the short cliff just above the water trough. Keep hiking on the trail past the cliff for the easiest access until a concrete section (I think) and head up to the hill at a manhole cover.

    Traverse back east above the water trough to the base.

    Climbing Season

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    Weather station 2.3 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Featured Route For Ament's Rock
    Rock Climbing Photo: Janka Flaska above the easy holds.

    Wiggly Seam 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Ament's Rock
    I started up this with the intention of leading it, but the broken flake at the bottom and no visibility of what pro would follow made me back off. On toprope, I found that two decent pieces can be placed once the flake turns more or less vertical. An s rating is still appropriate since a fall before these placements could ground you on the slab below and after the two cams, you must make the crux moves with no further pro.Start at the right side of the cliff and head up to the small, short, R...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Jul 1, 2005
    There is a bit of poison ivy off the main trail here, some buried under the Virginia creeper. Itch, itch, itch
    By James Beissel
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 4, 2008
    Can anyone point me to info on "Deb's Arete" (5.6)?
    By Leo Paik
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Apr 7, 2008
    Deb's Arete is a short line on the left side of this tiny crag. Since Deb had done it, I was hoping she'd post the info, but I guess not yet. You can see the top of the line in the photo for the crag near the skyline.
    By Greg Howland
    Aug 15, 2009
    I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer.

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