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Mars Boulder

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Worm Up aka My First Highball 

Mars Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,877'
Location: 40.32215, -105.21319 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Apr 25, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Mars Boulder from the trail.


This nice wall has a low juggy roof to play on, slabs, and several other interesting features. Besides the obvious traverse and up problems one could make up many silly eliminates including lunges. A few of the nicer lines to do here include the Arete (V3 - sitstart the SW arete), The Mars Traverse (V5 - V3 without exit), The Traverse Exit (~V3 - alone), Crimpage (V3) and Worm Up (V0 - up from the middle of the low roof). A good area to warm up or cool down on for/from harder problems. Careful, as some of the holds can be sharp.

Getting There 

Located along the lower ridge of the Northern area of Carter this rock is just North and uphill from Monster Boulder and easiest reached by approaching from the North parking, walking to the Spice Roof area, descending (to near the Monster Boulder) and walking a few yards north.

Climbing Season

For the Carter Lake area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting situated on the SW Arete.

SW Arete V3 6A  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Mars Boulder
How many nice SW arete's are there at Carter? A sitstart on your choice of small to smaller crimps leads to a throw to the arete and an interesting move up right to some good sloping edges. A nice easy topout above or work off to the right. A fine line. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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