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Eliminator Boulder

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Bastard Moon (originally named Haley's Arete), The 
Beached Whale 
Corner Lunge 
Dogleg Crack 
East Eliminator Traverse 
East Face 
Eliminator Cave Crack 
Eliminator North Slab Center 
Eliminator North Slab Right 
Left Crack (a.k.a. Biercrack) 
Left Eliminator 
Mammen Traverse 
Moon Arete, The 
Right Eliminator 
Right Eliminator Left 
Right Eliminator Prow 
Right Eliminator Super Left 
Sitting Moon 
Verm's Way 

Eliminator Boulder Rock Climbing 

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A giant, house-sized boulder just downhill from the Ship's Prow, the Eliminator Boulder plays host to some of the classic John Gill problems for which Rotary is famous, in addition to some fun warm-ups and a few project-worthy lines. There really is something for everyone on this rock; from the balancy, tall Eliminator North Slab Center and powerful Beached Whale at the lower end of the V-spectrum, to the Gill classics Left Eliminator and Right Eliminator Prow, and on up to local testpieces like the proud The Moon Arete or seemingly impossible Meathook. It would be easy for a visitor to Fort Collins to get a full afternoon of bouldering in and never leave the Eliminator.

Getting There 

Follow the trail that heads south from the parking lot and around the south end of the Rotary ridgeline. Continue North, passing the Cat's Eye Face and Bolt Wall, turning left as for Talent Scout. Follow the trail northwest, turning due north before the trail reaches Punk Rock, heading towards the Right Eliminators.

Alternately, one can hike almost to the Ship's Prow and head sharply left and downhill over some rocks to a cave at the southeast corner of the Eliminator, where easy access to Beached Whale (in the cave) or the North face problems (to the right) can be had.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eliminator Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eliminator Boulder:
Corner Lunge   V1 5     Boulder   
Dogleg Crack   V2 5+ R     Boulder   
Beached Whale   V2+ 5+     Boulder   
Verm's Way   V3+ 6A+     Boulder   
Right Eliminator   V4- 6B     Boulder   
Right Eliminator Prow   V4 6B     Boulder   
Right Eliminator Left   V4 6B     Boulder   
Left Eliminator   V5 6C     Boulder   
The Bastard Moon (originally named Haley's Arete)   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   
The Moon Arete   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
Mammen Traverse   V9 7C     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Right Eliminator Prow.

Right Eliminator Prow V4 6B  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Eliminator Boulder
This ultra classic may be my favorite problem ever. Same start as standard R. Elim. but after reaching the left layaway, climb on up the prow. Brilliant moves, sweet position, and it always makes me grin from ear to ear....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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