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Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad)

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Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.92885, -108.49069 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Plethora Boulders host a number of classic problems in an easy-to-get-to location and make for a fantastic workout. The majority of the problems are on the east face and thus receive nice late-morning to mid-day sun in the winter and make for a shady place to climb on a summer evening. The rock, like everything in this section of canyon, is sandstone. Almost all the problems on the east faces are on excellent quality rock. However, dubius stone can be found on the west faces.

I have included almost all the problems I know of on these boulders -- which is probably not all -- and all grades are what I have been told on a mini tour of the area. Unfortunately, I do not know any of the names or guide book grades. So if you know them please submit them!

The easiest descent for all problems on this boulder is off the south face.

Getting There 

From US Highway 50, about 10 minutes from downtown Junction, turn onto CO Highway 141 towards Gateway/Naturita. Take this highway for about 5 minutes until you see the obvious, triangular Fossil Boulder on your right. Pull off here, check out the fossil imprints, and warm up on the easy, super-classic high balls. Then hop back in your car and drive 100' south to the Plethora Boulders.

Climbing Season

For the Bone Park Boulder Area area.

Weather station 13.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Plethora Boulder (Left Gonad):
Left Plethora 3   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Left Plethora 1   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   
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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008
This is an absolute classic boulder with great lines. Don't miss it if you're in the area.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Feb 14, 2009
Admins please place as area in Bone Park. Thanks.
By Max Robbins
Mar 4, 2013
Can anybody upload the topo that this areas routes are named after?