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Angel of Mercy S 
Aricept S 
Depends T,S 
Devil in Disguise S 
Digital Stimulation T,S 
Elder Abuse T 
Failure To Thrive S 
Freak Brothers 
Grampa's Day Out S 
Hip Replacement S 
Lost Dentures T 
Sponge Bath T,S 
Sundowning S 

Nursing Home Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,800'
Location: 39.9859, -105.4418 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Feb 1, 2006


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46° | 33°

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52° | 33°
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  • Description 

    South and west facing. Good winter sun.


    Lower Tier
    A. Sundowning, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts.
    B. Grampa's Day Out, 9, 1p, 60', bolts.
    C. Aricept, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
    D1. Lost Dentures, 9, 1p, 40', gear & bolt.
    D2. Hip Replacement, 10+, 1p, 30', bolts.
    E. Traverse, V?.

    Upper Tier
    F1. Elder Abuse, 11-, 1p, 50', gear & bolt.
    F1F2. Digital Stimulation, 11-, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
    F2. Sponge Bath, 9+, 1p, 50', gear & bolts.
    F3. Depends, 7, 1p, 55', gear & bolts.

    G. Devil In Disguise, 9+, 1p, 25', bolts & gear.
    H. Angel of Mercy, 10+, 1p, 40', bolts.
    I. Failure To Thrive, 9+, 1p, 40', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Travel up Boulder Canyon. Drive past Nip and Tuck crag and travel 0.3 mile to a large RTD parking area on the left. Park at the west end of the pullout. Cross the highway and reach the first tier of rock.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 3.1 miles from here

    13 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Nursing Home

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nursing Home:
    Angel of Mercy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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    Freak Brothers V10 7C+  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Nursing Home
    Just right of the approach path is a steep smooth wall with an obvious left-leaning seam. Stand start with a long move to a poor crimp at the top of the next seam, up to another bad crimp, move left to a good edge, hold the swing and jump or down climb left.This was likely first done by Jay Droeger and rated V8 then flashed by Tyler Landman and graded V11. Consensus is at V10, but if you're short you may have issues getting the first move down....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Aug 23, 2007
    This cliff reminds me of Inca Stone (AKA: Truth Or Consequences) it is pretty short for the most part, though a few are taller than others. The rock is mostly solid, but the climbing feels discontinuous. Though it is not a destination crag, it is a reasonable place to get some mileage, 30-50 feet at a time. It was far enough up the canyon so as to be dry on Tuesday night when it was raining in the lower sections and in Boulder.

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