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Skyscraper Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tcamillieri on Dec 12, 2009


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  • Description 

    This boulder forms the approximate center of the Lower Chaos area and so is a good reference point for finding the other problems. Easy to find, it's the 30+ foot boulder by itself and in between The Gobot Boulder, the Centaur Boulder and the boulder with Tommy's Arete and the The Automator.

    As far as I know, there are only two independent problems on the boulder and one climb with a variation.

    Getting There 

    Approach as for Lower Chaos. Since there are currently two options either 1) hope across the talus until you reach the Potato Chip Boulder. Keep going until you hit the Gobot Boulder and then turn right. Skyscraper is about 50 yards away from the Gobot Boulder (when looking away from the lake).

    Climbing Season

    For the Chaos Canyon Bouldering area.

    Weather station 9.5 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Skyscraper Boulder

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Skyscraper Boulder:
    Skyscraper   V5 6C X     Boulder, Alpine, 30'   
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    Featured Route For Skyscraper Boulder
    Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Andy Mann.

    Skyscraper V5 6C Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Skyscraper Boulder
    The crux is at the top. Do a long committing reach from two crimps to a jug and a crimp. Get your hands switched and then go to the arete for the right hand. Get your right foot up and stand up to reach the lip. Whew.This climb has several stances though reversing the moves once one has gotten to the high stance is almost impossible. That said, not recommended for those without highball climbing experience. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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