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Bob's Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Air Soles T 
Bob's Crack T 
Cartoon Watcher T,S 
Depends S 
E.T. S 
Ego Buster T,S 
Flakes T 
Groundhog Day T 
Hot Foot and High Step S 
Power Pig S 
Rio de Jean Perro S 
Slightly Smaller Than Large S,TR 
Special Bob S 
Spotty Lives S 
Top Dawg S 
Top Rope Slab TR 
Twist and Shout S 
Violetta S 
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Bob's Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.88407, -106.14983 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Casey Bernal on Oct 21, 2003  with updates from Scott None


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This is a very nice 75' vertical-to-overhanging granite wall just off the road. The rock is reminiscent of the rock in Boulder Canyon, but it is a little more crystalline. There are a good number of sport, trad and sport/trad climbs in the 5.9 to 5.11 range. There is also a nice moderate toprope on the left side. It is a good idea to have a few QDS and a small rack for any of the climbs. Don't forget to bring the tailgate-belay-seat.

Getting There 

In the middle of Buena Vista, turn East off US Highway 24 onto Main Street. Go a couple of blocks and turn North onto N. Colorado Street (Chaffee County Rd. 371). After approximately 3.1 miles from Main Street and after the tunnels, you will see Bob's Rock on the East side of the road and Elephant Rock on the West side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bob's Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bob's Rock:
Top Rope Slab   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch   
Violetta   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Air Soles   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Bob's Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flakes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Depends   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hot Foot and High Step   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Cartoon Watcher   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Rio de Jean Perro   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Ego Buster   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Spotty Lives   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Power Pig   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Twist and Shout   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Top Dawg   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Bob's Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo for routes near Top Dawg.

Top Dawg 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Buena Vista : Bob's Rock
This has hard climbing on thin edges on the face left of Wire Man Crack (right-leaning crack, 11a) 5 bolts 2 bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Bob's Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo of the South Face of Bob's Rock.
Beta photo of the South Face of Bob's Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rio de Jean Perro.
Rio de Jean Perro.
Rock Climbing Photo: Spotty Lives.
Spotty Lives.
Rock Climbing Photo: Center of Bob's Rock.
Center of Bob's Rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chels working it on [Unnamed 5.11a (.11a)].
Chels working it on [Unnamed 5.11a (.11a)].

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By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Jul 5, 2005
This crag is closer to 75' high than 150' in the topo that Stewart Green gives in the Rock Climbing Colorado book.
By bdboulder
From: Eldorado
Oct 11, 2006
75 feet might be pushing it....
By kevin murphy
From: Lafayette, Colorado
Apr 27, 2009
SSSHHHHHH. This crag is quite good. Bolted routes that are still spicey. For me at least. Good trad line, Bobs Crack. The 10.c felt more like 11.c. 3 star. The left most route was excellent as well. Felt more like 12.a. If your in the area check it out. Also visit Cafe Dawn in Salida, nice hang.
By Adam Sanders
From: Erie, CO
Jul 5, 2012
What aspect does Bob's Rock face? Looking for some shady climbing in the BV/Salida area....
By Rob Dillon
Jul 7, 2012
West. Summer afternoons are hot.
By Bryson F
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 4, 2015
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