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Boston Peak, 9363 ft., is the name given to the corresponding USGS map. It's elevation is given on the the USGS map, so from time-to-time "peak baggers" will hike to the top. Most of the time the flag of the USA can be seen flying on the summit, if you care to go there.

Getting There 

The parking for Boston Peak is about 49 miles from Fort Collins and 8 miles west of Rustic. The parking area is for the Bliss Wildlife Area and the 420 Boulders. Expect over an hour for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the West of Rustic area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boston Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boston Peak :
84 Beacon Street   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hall of Fame
Foreplay/Longtime    5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Hall of Fame
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Featured Route For Boston Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Slightly stoked about the slab when I bolted it ba...

Jolly Jane 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : South Ridge
This awesome pillar feature is named after the infamous Massachusetts serial killer who claimed to have killed 33 people.Start up the ramp/chimney feature to gain the squeeze pillar. Excellent 5.12 arete climbing leads to a hard crux right before the angle change. Enjoy a nice stance on the vertical wall before launching into the long final slab that is full of intimidating but excellent movement. This is one of the best slab climbs in the canyon....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The rough path the cairned trail follows. From the...
BETA PHOTO: The rough path the cairned trail follows. From the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boston Peak's upper walls. I would love to mee...
BETA PHOTO: Boston Peak's upper walls. I would love to mee...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall near the 420s.
Fall near the 420s.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kurt Strobel climbing high on Boston Peak.
Kurt Strobel climbing high on Boston Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: Boston Peak.
Boston Peak.

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By Ben Scott
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 6, 2017
By hwendlandt Wendlandt
Jun 10, 2017
A little help getting to Boston Peak, because, um, not obvious:

A) the parking is a small turnout, with a space to walk between barbed wire fences. There are two small signs about day use, neither of which says anything about where you are. There are two larger pulloffs east and west. If you see Shady Rest Ln, you've gone a touch too far.
B) the trail starts awesome. Turn right at the first boulder. Continue past a few more big boulders. The trail continues around the deadfall trees, shows a few cairns, and crosses the stream via a nice set of logs lashed together.
C) then the trail starts to ascend, with pretty well-placed cairns. The further you go, the steeper it gets, and when it turns to dusty 3rd class scramble-fest, you're getting close.
D) after an hour or so, and the worst dirt scramble, the trail flattens to the left and opens to the scree field. It continues to the right of the scree, and in another 5 minutes, you'll see the first bolts. What a beautiful wall! The trail continues all the way along that wall, through more sliding scree, to a point where you can turn the corner, and see Hall of Fame looming even further.
E) it is a heck of a long hike, and if you don't know where you're going, it will be very, very frustrating. We got there so dejected that we didn't even climb :(

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