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Nine Style Boulder Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9636, -108.4739 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Sep 9, 2011
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Nine Style is naturally defined by two drainages on its north and south side, and East Creek to the east and the canyon wall to the west. The boulders are densely scattered throughout the area and range from small to huge in size. The rock quality is generally poor, but there are definite exceptions.

The area is entirely shaded by late afternoon making it a good summer destination. Also, access may be difficult during spring runoff as East Creek can run fairly high.

A group of climbers posted this good video highlighting some boulders found in the Nine Style Boulder Area:

Getting There 

There are two pullouts that allow access to the area. From the intersection of US-50/CO HWY 141, the first and second pullout are 2.4 and 2.7 miles on road right. From the pullout of your choice, cross East Creek and climb a short hill and you're there.

Climbing Season

For the Nine Mile Hill area.

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Nine Style Boulder Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nine Style Boulder Area:
Food Lube   V10 7C+     Boulder, 12'   Overdue Boulder
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V5 (Straight out from Food Lube) V5 6C  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Overdue Boulder
This is the problem that goes directly up the steep face of Food Lube. It is mentioned by Kenny in the comments section of the Nine Style area. The problem starts from a low set of holds, right hand big pocket and left hand dish. Cross over with the left to the next large pocket and sort of dyno/deadpoint to the right hand 3 finger pocket. Get high feet, and make a 5-6 foot left hand movement to the crimp about 1 foot below the lip of the boulder. Make another big move with the right hand to the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By kclimbs
From: Vail
Feb 5, 2012
There are 8 to 10 problems here that are really high quality and range from grades of V2 to V10. There is a V5 that starts the same as "Food Lube" and goes straight out the steep wall with big moves. There is also a boulder not in the video that is shorter, bright orange with 2 problems that are really fun shorties. To the right of the problem "Overdue" on the other side of the flat leaning rock is another V2/3 SDS. Get on these boulders. The best movement and rock I found in the canyon.

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