Bierstadt Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View looking north from near Ben's Arete in the Bi...
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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.
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 For the Area A area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
49 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bierstadt Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bierstadt Area:
Canvas V2 5+
R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Featured Route For Bierstadt Area
Ben's Arete V5 6C Colorado
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Bierstadt Area
At the base of the arete, begin from obvious holds above your head. After making a couple moves high-gravity thrutchy moves, reach right onto the face to a hard-to-decipher-without-the-beta right hand undercling crimp just before the topout on thin but perfect crimps. If this one's at or near your limit, you may want to scramble up top to scope out and dust the finishing edges. If not for the alternative start (see below), I would give this line 4 stars as it is tall, overhung, interesting, c...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Peasants Into Leaders, ~V7, climbs this towering f...
BETA PHOTO: Dark Crystal, V3 climbs the west face of this boul...
BETA PHOTO: Crossfire, ~V3? Scales this face. This is located...
This is the view of the Bierstadt boulder when you...
The classic highball "Timeline" V0(++) i...