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The Black Hole Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,795'
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The Black Hole is on the hillside just north of town. Check out classics such as Helicopter and Cytogrinder. Also, any number of linkups can be made. For example, try linking up Tendonitis traverse with a problem up the black hole, or make your problem into a loop!

Getting There 

Park on the South side of Morrison Rd, in Morrison at the obvious pullouts. Head east down Morrison Rd. just past where guardrails begin on the north side. Now, head up the trail strait north and the black hole is at the top. It's big, it's black, and it's a hole.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Black Hole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Black Hole:
Breashears' Crack   V2- 5+     Boulder   
Upper Wisdom   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   
Air Jordan   V5 6C     Boulder   
Missile   V5 6C     Boulder   
Helicopter   V5-6 6C+     Boulder   
Revlon   V6 7A     Boulder   
Full Wisdom aka Wisdom Simulator   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Death by Drowning   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Cytogrinder   V8 7B     Boulder   
Air Loopis   V8 7B     Boulder   
Midnight Express (aka CJMD)   V8 7B     Boulder   
Pressure Sensitive   V8 7B     Boulder   
Magic Johnson   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Keeping Up With The Joneses   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
Extra Otis   V11 8A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Air Jordan V5 6C  Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : The Black Hole
Air Jordan starts directly below the finish of Tendonitis Traverse, and right of the Breashears' Crack. Look for two small underclings, and a super small downward crimp. Start with the left on the better undercling, and right hand on the small crimp. Work out the foot beta for the toss up to the rail with the right hand. There is a sweet spot here that makes the move feel better.Then traverse left to a crimper (left hand) but you don't get to use the big jug that is two inches to th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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The Black Hole taking its toll on my fingers.
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Luke Childers pulling into the crux section of &qu...
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Luke Childers on "Air Jordan." Morrison...
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Luke Childers tossing for the sloper on "CJMD...
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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jan 25, 2010
I just realized today that although I tend to think of Morrison as an 'ok' place to boulder, I've given most of the problems here three stars. They really are good, although there is some contrivance and an un-aesthetic appeal to the area to a degree. It's also kinda cool bouldering and looking down on the town of Morrison and watching bikers and hikers cruise by, and being able to go get ice cream mid-session.
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Jun 2, 2013
A little slice of Rifle for the Front Range, polished, slopey, and slippery defines climbing here. If ya dig Rifle, you will probably like it. Personally I hate climbing in Rifle, so this place kind of sucked. Might of been good for the first thousand people that climbed here.
By Alyssa Gri
From: Golden, Colorado
Dec 10, 2015
So I was there bouldering with my boyfriend on Sunday (12.6.15), and I'm pretty sure I forgot my red messenger bag with a bunch of climbing stuff in it. Went up there yesterday, and the bag was no where to be found. I think I left it at that first warm-up boulder. If anyone picked it up, or you know someone who has it, you can contact me at 3039064952.
By Matt Rhodin
From: Denver, CO
Feb 6, 2017
Did anyone find a black North Face softshell in the main area of the Black Hole on Saturday (2/4)? Pretty sure I forgot it on my way out. PM me if you have any info!
By Ryan Rosloniec
Feb 7, 2017
I left my Organic boulder bucket on 2/4. If found, please call 347 858 9305.

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