Late Bloomer Boulder Area Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||38.9737, -108.4625 View Map Incorrect?
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|Administrators: ||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
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The approach to the Late Bloomer Area. Feels a bit...
If you have correct info to FA's, route names etc. please contact me and let me know - Ill make the proper corrections
Some of Unaweep's best bouldering. This area has been recently developed, and a lot of great problems have popped up within the past year.
GETTING THERE FROM THE PULLOUT:
Head up the hill, through the fence (make sure you close the cowboys gate, since there are cows around). Follow the trail up and to the left, eventually coming to a Y in the trail. At this point, if you go right, you'll head straight up to the Bat Caves bouldering area, but if you go to the left, across a field, you'll eventually hit the main area. About 10 minutes to get there from the pullout....
A lot of the problems are in the shade after about 2 or 3 p.m., and make sure you bring water!!
Western Colorado, South of Grand Junction between Whitewater and Gateway along CO Hwy 141. From Boulder take I-70 West to US Hwy 50 in Grand Junction towards Ouray (Delta, Montrose). Turn right on CO 141 and follow it into the Canyon. The pullout is exactly 1.3 miles into the canyon as soon as you hit CO 141. The pullout for this area is to the right in front of a bridge. There is also some kind of manufacturing business directly across the road and the Chief Boulders are also directly across the road up the hill.
Climbing Season For the Nine Mile Hill area.
Weather station 10.5 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Late Bloomer Boulder Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Late Bloomer Boulder Area:
Featured Route For Late Bloomer Boulder Area
Ninja Estrogen Tricks V6- 7A CO
: Grand Junction Area
: ... : The Bat Cave
This problem was 6 months work for me, so I'm definitely emotionally attached to it, even if other folks aren't. This problem starts on the right/center side of the Bat Cave on a HUGE jug. From there, match a heel, and move up some positive holds and out the roof to a positive rail. From there, match on some crimps, and make a big move to the obvious jug. I had to do this in a very dynamic way, but I've seen someone static it as well. From there, make a few easy moves before a big move to the sl...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Signs of life up in the main area Late Bloomer are...
Cactus flower in Late Bloomer area.
Petroglyphs in the Late Bloomer area.
Didn't see this gorgeous, crimpy face in the book ...
The main bouldering area from the Y in the trail.....
At this point. The Bat Caves are visible in the ri...
The bouldering area from the pullout.
By Bradley Mark Edwards
From: Grand Junction, CO
May 8, 2014
This is awesome, Nick. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to check out your new problem up there tomorrow!
By Nick Reecy
May 9, 2014
Sounds good, and best of luck, Brad! Definitely not my problem though. I saw a few people send it a few years ago, way before I could drag my butt around that lip ;). Don't remember their names, I think they were from the Rifle or Roaring Fork area? Anyway, I thought it was a good one, and thought it deserves some love!
By Nick Reecy
Nov 23, 2014
I've added some organization to the Late Bloomer area. In doing so, I named the boulders according to the information that was already present on existing pages, but a few of the boulder names were not listed. So I took the liberty of arbitrarily naming them. Please let me know if you have any information regarding the names/corrections/additions, and I will revise them.