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Beginner anchor building practice on ground, location near Golden/Boulder?
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Anyone of you have any suggestions of good locations for anchor building practice for beginners? The requirements would be:
1) lots of gear placement possibilities (preferably nuts),
2) not interfering with popular climbing routes nearby (so Positively 4th St in Eldo won't work),
3) close to ground,
4) approach of less than 15min.
Patrik
Joined Jun 14, 2010
44 points
Mar 6, 2016
looker's left side of Happy Hour crag. 12-minute approach, variety of placements, shady setting if it's hot, but you can snag sunshine if it's cold....have at it!

RC
coppolillo
Joined Sep 9, 2009
70 points
Mar 6, 2016
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Nip and Tuck has good access to both the top of the crag and bottom to show practical setups and stuff on the ground as well.

mountainproject.com/v/nip-and-...
Eliot Augusto
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 29, 2013
79 points
Mar 7, 2016
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North Table is well-featured and has a number of trad lines. You should be able to find plenty of placements at ground level along the crag without being under a climbing party. Jonathan Stickel
From Golden, CO
Joined Sep 11, 2009
107 points
Mar 7, 2016
It's been a long time since I've been there, but I believe Lookout Mtn Crag would fit the bill. You should be able to make anchors from the base of the climbs (actually, the climbs are short and fun and worth climbing anyways if you're already there!)

Good luck!
Kirsten KDog
Joined Jun 25, 2010
121 points
Mar 7, 2016
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Patrik wrote:
2) not interfering with popular climbing routes nearby (so Positively 4th St in Eldo won't work),


There is a lot of unused space in Eldo. How about back of Red Garden or E Face of Whale's tale? What about all the various rock out-croppings around the ranger station? Supremacy Rock, Quartzite ridge.

Castle Rock in BoCan, too far to drive? You can park at the base. You won't bother anyone on the north side.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
376 points
Mar 7, 2016
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North table is a perfect place. Tons of room and lots of cracks. Jon Banks
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 1, 2013
97 points
Mar 7, 2016
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Im not being a smart ass, but i practiced anchor building in my closet for hours when I first got into climbing. Dan Cooksey
From Colorado Springs
Joined Jan 7, 2014
285 points


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