Nebel Horn Ridge Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: From The Slab, 4/11/02.
A trip to Nebel Horn Ridge will require a sense of adventure and good stamina on the long hike in, but climbers will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful spots in all of Boulder in which to spend a day at the crag. The setting is idyllic, gentle, colorful, and save for the sounds of hikers on the Fern Canyon trail, quiet.
Nebel Horn Ridge is the southern strata in a larger group that consists of the Goose to the north and the East Ridge in the middle. Nebel Horn Ridge itself is made up of a series of steps, Pellaea at the base, Onoclea next and Nebel Horn Ridge proper at the top.
Nebel Horn Ridge makes up the right (north) margin of Fern Canyon, and can be reached by following the Fern Canyon Trail. Once past Superfresh (the overhanging bolted arete) the Fern Canyon trail goes past the base of the East Ridge. Continue on Fern Canyon Trail passing next the base of the Nebel Horn Ridge. Hike up until it is possible to traverse right to the base of the crag (a faint trail leaves from behind a Wildlife Closure Sign).
Climbing Season For the Fern Canyon area.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Nebel Horn Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nebel Horn Ridge:
Featured Route For Nebel Horn Ridge
Violator 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Colorado
: ... : Nebel Horn Ridge
Violator is a long way up Fern Canyon and just right of the classic Ruby Slipper. Technical arete climbing, great positioning, and hard boulder problems define the route. Solo up the first 25 feet of low-angle 5.0 rock or place nut or two to protect this access. Steep bouldery moves climb out left past the first two bolts. Barn door arete moves climb past the third and fourth bolts. An awkward move takes the climbing onto the right side of the arete past the fifth...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 9, 2006
Anyone have any info on the actual position of "Shot" or "Space Invaders" ??? Is the first pitch of Violator really just Shot, but retobolted ??? Rossiter's topo and photo are in disagreement and also do not match the text descriptions. So, there must be errors, but what is in fact correct? There are 3 lines up there and only 2 routes... As I did what I thought to be "Space Invaders" was pretty hard and pretty runout. Anyone else?