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',17],['1 Star',10],['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
Dark Crystal V3 6A Colorado
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Bierstadt Area
Dark Crystal climbs the northwest face of a vertical tooth with ~8 feet of slab guarding the very top. Begin from a stand start on obvious holds, move up to an obvious rail and make a long left hand reach to the namesake hold. Keep it together getting your feet up, negotiate the slab, and it's all over. This one borders on 4 stars for its purity, obvious features, consistent difficulty, and setting all by itself in the trees....[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...