Bobcat Ridge Rock Climbing
Bobcat Ridge is a line of huge boulders, Monastery in likeness, that has a few existing routes, (10-12), with potential for many more. It has a shady side for warm summer days as well as some sun baked exposure for those cool days. The approach is a short (5-10 min) uphill hike. Existing climbs are a variety of top-rope, bolted, and traditional. As far as is known, this is National Forest property, but there is private land near so be considerate of that.
Eds. We have been informed that this crag is on private property. The intentions of the landowner is not clear at this time. At a minimum, keep a low profile and clean up any debris/trash you find here.
Take US Highway 34 west of Loveland to Drake, and go right on County Road 43. 1/4 mile up from here is a turn onto a forest access road. This is the same road as Combat Rock, S and M Wall, Monastery, and Cedar Park Slab. Continue up past the switchbacks, and park at the Combat Rock pullout. Cross the road to the East and wind your way uphill to the obvious line of Rocks. These rocks are very visible from the last switchback prior to Combat Rock, but do not park there. A private drive is near by. There is lots of potential and a few existing routes.
Climbing Season For the Big Thompson Canyon area.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Bobcat Ridge
Hook "N" Ladder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : Bobcat Ridge
Start on the rock platform south of the rock. Up easy rock to the first bolt 20 feet up. Slab past two bolts (5.8) to the vertical bulge. Clip the third bolt and go up. A right heel hook just below a right hand hold allows a reach to a pinch/layback with the right hand to gain a bucket and 4th bolt. Run out to the top from there (5.6)....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado