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Alpenfrau, The 
And So It Goes 
Ben's Arete 
Ben's Highball 
Ben's Roof 
Bierstadt Corridor Arete 
Bierstadt Loh 
Black Streak 
Caressing Lovely Lumps 
Country Roads 
Dark Crystal 
Eleventh Hour 
Fuck Daniel Woods 
Gallery, The 
Ground Control 
Jenny Craig 
Kansas City Shuffle 
Ladder, The 
Last Drag, The 
Last of the Ohitians 
Left of Bierstadt Arete 
Love in an Elevator 
Ludders Pinch Low 
Ludders Pinch SDS 
Ludders' Pinch 
Maker's Mark 
Maker's Mark Low 
Ohitians Arete 
Peasants Into Leaders 
Pink Fink 
Prehistoric Bird 
Public Execution 
Quill, The 
Rapier, The 
Red Rum 
Red Rum SDS 
Sacred Stones 
Snow White 
Sober Stoner, The 
Thing Across From Bierstadt 
Think Mauve 
Topher's Problem 
V4 Left of Maker's Mark 
Zorro Arete 
Zorro Warmup 

Bierstadt Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: 39.6326, -105.6211 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jul 24, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: View looking north from near Ben's Arete in the Bi...

The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>


This is the first area encountered along the trail, and arbitrarily includes all of the boulders around the Bierstadt Block (including the Willows & Dark Crystal boulders), The Ladder Boulder, Random Progression, the Pink Fink boulder & Peasants into Leaders Boulder.

This is a great are to get started, offering numerous fun warmups like The Ladder, Thing Across From Bierstadt, Crossfire, Dark Crystal, etc. There are also a number of terrifying highballs, mostly on the easy end of the scale, though the classic Peasants into Leaders is sure to inspire fear in the hardiest boulderer. Finally there are a number of testpieces in this area as well, most notably the sequential & insecure Bierstadt, reprotedly V10.

Getting There 

Follow the directions for Area A. About 3 minutes after departing the Chicago Lakes Trail, you should run straight into the Bierstadt Block. There are problems in all directions from the Bierstadt Block.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

54 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bierstadt Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bierstadt Area:
Timeline   V1 5 R     Boulder, Alpine, 25'   
Last of the Ohitians   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
The Ladder   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 10'   
Canvas   V2 5+ R     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
Dark Crystal   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine, 16'   
Crossfire   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Maker's Mark   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Ben's Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 16'   
Zorro Arete   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Pink Fink   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Ludders' Pinch   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Peasants Into Leaders   V7 7A+ R     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
Bierstadt   V9+ 7C     Boulder, Alpine, 14'   
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Featured Route For Bierstadt Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of the Ladder.

The Ladder V2 5+  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Bierstadt Area
The Ladder, aka Indian Ladder, is an excellent warmup in the Bierstadt Area. This southeast-facing problem is extremely popular, featuring big moves on huge holds. The problem is a bit harder than it looks, but once you figure out which part of each hold to grab, this line will feel much easier. Begin with a sit start in the bottom of the pit, with hands matched on the big sloper. Pop up to the first rail, and so on towards the top. The holds get much more positive after the long reach at ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Bierstadt Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
BETA PHOTO: Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face.  This is located...
BETA PHOTO: Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face. This is located...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
Rock Climbing Photo: The classic highball "Timeline" V0(++) i...
The classic highball "Timeline" V0(++) i...

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By Brandon.A.T. Tilton
Jul 21, 2017
Does anyone know if the Puzzle Face boulder has fallen?

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