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Many problems on a variety of formations sit very close to the road.

Getting There 

Use the pullouts past the lake and walk into the scrub oak to find the many boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bouldering:
Yellow Jacket   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Roadside Boulder
A Brief History   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 18'   West Block
Bird Hole Right   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Big East Block
Pocket Pool   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Roadside Boulder
There's a Lesson Here   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Bear Boulder
Fade Away    V4 6B     Boulder   West Block
Center El Turtle (Dynamo Hum)   V6- 7A     Boulder, 25'   West Block
The Fin (Stand)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Big East Block
Beckoning The Call   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   West Block
The Fin (Sit)   V11 8A     Boulder, 20'   Big East Block
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Fin (Sit).

The Fin (Sit) V11 8A  Colorado : Durango : ... : Big East Block
Start sitting use big pocket then move into two bad underclings. Slap up to good jug move left out to the fin and set up for a long move to the lip of boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By skelldify
Nov 1, 2016
Damn, boulderers will climb anything! There are a few worthy problems here, but, by and large, the boulders are tiny with 3-4 "problems" squeezed onto them. Just do the classics, and call it a day.
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 4, 2016
Yeah, the Fin is just some lame lowball ;)

This is a very convenient local spot for Durangatangs, not surprising that every conceivable part of the smaller blocks have been climbed by solo boulderers after work. Personally I think Turtle Lake is an awesome little boulder garden and has plenty of tall stuff too.

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