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Big Wild Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: j wharton on Jun 28, 2006
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Located in the trees below Wild Rock, and adjacent to the James Brown Bouldering area, the Big Wild Boulder hosts two excellent short routes. The climbs are more akin to roped bouldering, but nevertheless are definitely worth a look, as they feature bottom-to-top climbing and powerful moves. The boulder receives tree shade throughout the day, and both routes' anchors are accessible from above (by scrambling up the boulder's northwest corner) for toproping.

Getting There 

Park on the right side of the road approximately a 1/4 mile before the upper boulderfield (1/2 mile past mile marker 52). Cross the highway, pick up a small path through the woods, and head north for a minute or two through the trees to the obvious boulderfield. The Big Wild Boulder is the largest block and farthest north amongst the cluster.

Climbing Season

For the Independence Pass area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Caitlin working the Chick Problem on a beautiful d...

Chick Problem V0+ 4+  Colorado : Independence Pass : ... : Big Wild Boulder
Several easier problems are on the backside of the James Brown Boulder. I believe it is technically called the Big Wild Boulder, and it has a huge overhanging face that is about 8-10 feet tall. It has grassy top-outs! The Chick Problem starts on a low blocky hold and moves along a seam to the top-out.A better topo can be found here: Pete F.: sit down, and start on a low, juggy rail. Climb up and right along a seam to a crux b...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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