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Aug 10, 2014
I'm headed to see some Widespread Panic in Broomfield at the 1st Bank Center for Haloween weekend and would like to climb atleast once while up there.

Just curious about weather/climbing conditions and suggestions for classic moderate trad routes for my wife and I to climb.(She is just starting to climb) Short approaches preferable due to limited time.

I am also open to suggestions for other things to do/places to check out in Boulder to help make the trip fun for my wife too:)


Thanks for any help MP:)
JoshuaJones Jones
From Albuquerque
Joined Jul 13, 2011
0 points
Aug 10, 2014
Got a reservation to stay at the Boulder Mountain Lodge. Seems close to the climbing in Eldo. JoshuaJones Jones
From Albuquerque
Joined Jul 13, 2011
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Aug 10, 2014
Wind Tower in Eldo. 5-10min approach, 4p routes, easy grades, easy routefinding. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Joined Sep 26, 2009
2,068 points
Aug 10, 2014
The flatirons may be farther away from where you are staying, but there are awesome long easy routes up to the top which all offer an amazing view of Boulder. The climbs are easy but it can be hard to protect. Jake Dickerson
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 23, 2014
502 points
Aug 10, 2014
Wind Tower is a great recommendation. The First or Third Flatiron would be fun too.

Take your wife for a stroll on the Pearl Street Mall and visit the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse nearby.
Dave Swink
From Boulder, Co
Joined Jun 14, 2007
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Aug 11, 2014
Don't forget to ride some roller coasters at Elitches. My favorite is the mind eraser good pro
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Aug 11, 2014
+1 for Wind Tower in Eldo. Eldorado canyon is the best trad area this side of the 'Gunks, IMHO.
In Boulder, the Celestial Seasonings tea tour, and Neptune Mountaineering (one of the best climbing shops in the country, with a great history of gear wall).
Elliott Crooks
Joined Nov 1, 2006
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Aug 11, 2014
You folks are awesome. Thanks for the info. JoshuaJones Jones
From Albuquerque
Joined Jul 13, 2011
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Aug 11, 2014
Elliott Crooks wrote:
+1 for Wind Tower in Eldo. Eldorado canyon is the best trad area this side of the 'Gunks, IMHO.


Eesh better than lumpy? Man I'd choose solid granite in the sub-alpine with fantastic views, cool weather, aspens, animals etc over a crowded delaminating choss pile.

But like you said it's all preference. :o)
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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