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Confluence Boulder

Confluence Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.60901, -106.44861 View Map  Incorrect?
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North face: the yellow route is the extremely high...

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If you have ever driven the section of I-70 between Vail and Beaver Creek, chances are you wondered if there are problems on the boulder at Dowd Junction. There certainly is, there are moderate high ball problems on all sides. High cruxes over good landings. Worthwhile.

Getting There 

Exit off I-70 onto north bound US Hwy 24, this is the Minturn exit (driving away from Minturn). Drive 100 yards or so and park to access the pedestrian bridge. Cross pedestrian bridge and scamper down to the rock. Quality rock and high problems make this a worthwhile stop.

West face
V1 Center route** - Climb the center of the west face. Start in bowl feature and climb to the cobble block jug. Crux is high. Quality.
5.8 Crack* - Crux at top
V1 Corner - Climb the right side of corner; very high
VO Flake

South face
5.7 Southwest Corner - warm up
5.7 Face, good warm up
5.4 Down climb

East Face
V1 Southeast Corner*
V3 Interstate Contemplate** - Climb the center of the east face. Start left hand on toothy pocket, right on a crimp, do a big move to huge sloping shelf, mellow top out.
V3 Variation* - start L rounded block, R toothy pocket; up to round block finish good crimps

North Face
V2 North Side Loco.** - Obvious line on the back. Don't fall.

Climbing Season

For the Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Cliff area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: Northwest corner: the red route is the Northwest c...
Northwest corner: the red route is the Northwest c...
Rock Climbing Photo: West face: the light blue line is my downclimb on ...
West face: the light blue line is my downclimb on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Southwest corner: the light blue is my downclimb, ...
Southwest corner: the light blue is my downclimb, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: South face: the route in light blue is my downclim...
South face: the route in light blue is my downclim...
Rock Climbing Photo: East Face: the route in black is likely Interstate...
East Face: the route in black is likely Interstate...

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By Brandon Chalk
Aug 6, 2015
I added six photos trying to label the various routes that I have come to know and color code them with the existing descriptions as best I can. Hope it helps. This is a great boulder and is a nice location despite being just below I-70. I always enjoy my time there.