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City of Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,430'
Location: 40.01473, -105.269 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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The city of Boulder offers an abundance of quality builders for those who want a quick lap during lunch or have already climbed so much on real rock that looking back towards the city in search of new potential has peaked their interests. New buildings continually pop up, but when did you last see a new mountain pop up? Many buildings across the boulder area have rock textured faces, cracks, and other features that are quite good for pullin' hard on!

Areas nearby:
CU campus - arguably the best buildering spot in town. There are tons of problems from fun boulders under the Engineering Center to X rated highballs on some of the more prominent buildings.

United Methodist Church of Boulder - a well-featured church offering some fun climbing downtown on Spruce and 14th St.

The Rio - not the best quality of rock, a bit chossy at times. Otherwise a great and quick way to the top floor especially if you've forgotten your ID and still want to grab a cold one with the boys/girls.

Best Buy - there are some problems on the outside of the building.

Old Mapleton School - there is a campus problem and a few traverses under windows.

Getting There 

This takes a 30-40 minute drive from Denver. The best way to get around town is by bike. In the past decade, things have been getting more crowded...tread lightly. Buildering may not be legal.


IN PROGRESS* If you find yourself in town, here are the go-to spots. These are all locally owned businesses that have been around for some time!

T|ACO (1175 Walnut St.)

- creative tacos & cocktails in a hip setting.
Sundown Saloon (1136 Pearl St.) - AKA The Downer, a good spot in town if you're looking for some drinks!
Cosmos Pizza (1325 Broadway st) - not your go out place to eat, it's quick take-out & delivery thin pizza at its best.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

53 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in City of Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for City of Boulder:
Plummer's Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder   CU Campus : Engineering Center
High Exposure   V0 4     Boulder   CU Campus : Engineering Center
High Voltage   V2 5+     Boulder   CU Campus : Old Main
All I Want is Subway   V2-3 5+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   Best Buy
Humanities Tower   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   CU Campus : CU General Campus
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