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Talent Scout Rock Climbing 

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The Talent Scout, though small, is home to two local testpieces, Talent Scout Roof and Powerglide. Requiring both strength and finesse, these problems often send hopeful boulderers skittering down the slick, small edges that some people like to call "footholds" on the west face - black rubber streaks and lots of tick marks are a testament to the challenging nature of footwork on the Talent Scout. In addition to these two fickle, tough problems, the Talent Scout boasts a fun, juggy Standard Route with variations from V1 to V3, and an easier line up the northwest arete.

The base of the Talent Scout has seen some attempts at leveling and paving with flat rocks, making it one of the better landings in the area.

Getting There 

The southernmost free-standing boulder at Rotary, Talent Scout is easy to find. As the trail heads south from the parking lot around the ridgeline and reaches the Cat's Eye Face, look left and you'll see this small block about 10 feet downhill - walk just past it, turning left on a well-established trail to the base of the boulder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Talent Scout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Talent Scout:
Talent Scout Standard   V2+ 5+     Boulder   
Talent Scout Roof   V6 7A     Boulder   
Powerglide   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Talent Scout Right V5-6 6C+  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Talent Scout
This problem starts on the far right side, very low on a pair of obvious, left-facing crimps. Lock off up and left to a good sloper, then make the long move right to a shallow dish (some small intermediate holds exist). A few easier moves get you over the top. Stay true to the face, nothing on or around the arete. Some hidden feet under the lip of the base can help for the start....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Matt Pufnock
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2013
Anyone know if/what the line is that treads up the extreme right side of the Talent Scout Boulder? Did this line 2 weekends ago but unable to find any info.
Line starts on the 2 left-facing crimps on the far right side (down low). From there, it's straight up hitting the left hand sloper; then a long reach up and right to a small (but positive) slopy dish. One last campusy bump gets you to the good topout holds. No use of right arete.