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Fossil Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,321'
Location: 38.93002, -108.49012 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DavidHH on Apr 8, 2007
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Great, tall, triangle-shaped boulder about 20 yards off the highway. It can be a bit noisy since the road is so close. Despite the noise, this boulder is wonderful, and take note of the bone imprints embedded in it.

Getting There 

From I-70 in Grand Junction, get off on US Highway 50 heading south. A few miles out of Junction you will come to CO Highway 141, and you will make a right towards Naturita. Follow CO Highway 141 approx. 5 miles and you will see the fossil boulder on the right hand side. It is a very distinct boulder and very hard to miss. See included picture.

Per Rschap: The BLM has asked people to not climb on it.

Climbing Season

For the Bone Park Boulder Area area.

Weather station 13.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Fossil Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fossil Boulder:
Bare Bones   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   
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Featured Route For Fossil Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Working thru the left facing dihedral system.

Big Boned V1 5  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Fossil Boulder
I thought this at least deserved 1 star. On the south face of the fossil boulder is a left-facing dihedral, climb through the dihedral and throw for a great 2 finger pocket on the right. Head straight up from there. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Fossil Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Side view.
Side view.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bone Park.
Bone Park.
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder as seen from the road.
BETA PHOTO: The boulder as seen from the road.

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By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Feb 14, 2009
Admins: Please put as area in Bone Park. Thanks.
By Rschap
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jun 26, 2010
The BLM has asked that we no longer climb on this boulder for obvious reasons. Please respect this to preserve the history locked in this rock for future generations.
By asdrubal
From: Rifle, CO
Jan 19, 2012
Why does Rschap state that the Fossil Noulder is off limits to climbing? Anyone know about this? Hoax? BLM commando enforcement?

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