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Barlow Creek/Bolam Pass Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 37.72245, -107.90293 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J Bird on Jul 24, 2016


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Barlow Creek/Bolam Pass is an alpine environment with a couple of good crag runs, but the gnarly display of fallen boulders which litter into the forest below is the highlight of the area. The bouldering is unique and diverse, with exceptional climbs ranging in difficulty. The stone is solid and most of the landings are safe. This is a very exposed area during thunder season, and the wildlife deserves much respect. There is a great amount of potential for high rated climbs. Please contribute and play!

Getting There 

From Rico, Colorado, travel six miles north, take a right hand turn at the Barlow Creek, and follow Barlow Creek to the headwaters (RD. 578), which is approximately 10 miles of a 4WD rocky road.

From US Hwy 550, take a left at Purgatory Resort, and follow the Hermosa Park Road.

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Weather station 7.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Photos of Barlow Creek/Bolam Pass Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun little warm-up boulder.
Fun little warm-up boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: A view from the back.
A view from the back.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some high stuff.
Some high stuff.
Rock Climbing Photo: Potential.
Rock Climbing Photo: The first big block at the bottom. There is a nice...
The first big block at the bottom. There is a nice...
Rock Climbing Photo: An unknown traverse.
An unknown traverse.
Rock Climbing Photo: A broad view of the boulderfield.
A broad view of the boulderfield.

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By henry wells
Sep 13, 2016
Brian Meaux of Durango, CO first bolted those routes up there 20 years ago, also started climbing those boulders 20 years ago.

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