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Lower Boulder Falls Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patie...

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This crag lies below Boulder Falls and to the right, across the creek and up the hill. It is about 100 yds. up and right of the area called Boulder Falls East in Rossiter's Boulder Canyon guidebook. It is actually the south side of Chrome Dome, but is listed separately because it is accessed from below Boulder Falls, not above.

Three 5.11 sport routes have been established here in the past few years by Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, and Moe Hershoff.


A. Prodigal Summer, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
B. Crocodile Smile, 11+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Doctor Patient, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.

Getting There 

From the Boulder Falls parking area, cross the highway and drop down the steps leading to Boulder Falls. After about 50 yds cross Boulder Creek and head right up the second, steep gully when facing east. Halfway up the gully look for three bolted routes on the left starting on a ledge 40 feet off the ground (scramble in from the right).

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Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Lower Boulder Falls

Crocodile Smile 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Lower Boulder Falls
Crocodile Smile lies 10 feet right of Prodigal Summer. Power up steep rock past two bolts. Make a hard move to reach the "Croc Teeth", set up for the crux move and power up and over a steep bulge to a seam. Make a steep and devious slab move and crank past four more bolts on excellent rock to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patie...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Prodigal Summer and Crocodile Smile
BETA PHOTO: Prodigal Summer and Crocodile Smile

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