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The Bog is not really a bog at all. It provides more great bouldering in the Poudre Canyon in an idylic setting. A large number of featured granite blocks provide a lot of problems from V3 to Vhard with mostly OK landings. Many of the problems have not had a lot of ascents, so some of the rock is a touch dirty.

Getting There 

The Bog is situated about 1/4 mile down the canyon (east) from the 420s. There is a dirt on the right with a curvy road sign, and a dirt road leaving the main road also on the right. Park here in the dirt pullout. Cross the stream and pick up a faint trail that leads to a talus field below the visible cliff band. The boulders are situated along a side meander of the Cache la Poudre.

Climbing Season

For the West of Rustic area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bog

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bog:
Iron Helix   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Bog boulder in summer. Iron Helix starts in th...

Iron Helix V6 7A  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : The Bog
Start in the dihedral. Move left across some good holds to an undercling, then it is a bit of a blind reach (based on height, I suppose)....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Anonymous Coward
May 31, 2002
Crossing the stream can be hard or easy depending on the water flow and where you go across. Look around a little bit. And DO NOT use the bridge downstream of the parking area. It is a private drive and you will piss off the locals.
By Joe Leonhard
From: Denver, CO
Sep 14, 2003
Word on the street is that there are "no climbing" signs near the boulders now. Some people that live around there talked to my brother while he was climbing and said that he was trespassing.
By Ricky Newman
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 18, 2006
I recently made a trip to The Bog and noticed a sign as well. At this time, I do not recall if they stated: "NO TRESPASSING" or "NO CLIMBING", but my buddy informed me that further up the trail it is National Forest and not private property. Any additional information on the state of this land would be appreciated.
By Ben Scott
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 1, 2009
The boulders are 90% public property, NF.
To the North the private property starts at the large Slab boulder.

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By Phil Wells
Apr 3, 2016
Left a bin of dog food here this morning. Please leave it there. I am returning this afternoon for it. Thanks, doubt anyone will climb here today anyway.

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