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The Buena Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Andrew Hay on Jan 15, 2003  with updates from Pete F.

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Chained Heat (V6) on the Buena Boulder.


This is the largest boulder in this area. It also offers some good lines. The landings are awesome, and there are also some good views of the Collegiate Peaks. It is a worthy boulder to climb if you're in the area.

Getting There 

From the US Highway 24 and US 285 intersection (just south of Buena Vista), go south and look for Chaffe County Road 301 on the left hand side of the road. Turn onto 300, and go for a half mile and turn right on to Chaffe County Road 301 (easier than it sounds.) Drive on this for a couple of miles until you can see the Buena Boulder on the left side by a large dead tree. Please respect private property. There are also many other smaller boulders here.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Buena Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Buena Boulder:
Chained Heat   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chained Heat.

Chained Heat V6 7A  Colorado : Buena Vista : ... : The Buena Boulder
This problem begins to the right of the flat block that touches the Buena Boulder. Start on a good pocket and seam. Follow this seam fairly high until you have a sharp pocket for your left hand and a small sidepull. All that's left is the throw to the lip. It has fun moves and is well worth it....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Jason williams
From: Parker, Colorado
Jul 9, 2004
Andrew says to look for Chaffe county road 301 after making the turn at the intersection of 24 and 285. This is confusing since there IS no county road 301 south of the intersection. Just look for county road 300 and turn left onto it. The rest of the directions are correct. Now that I've given you easier directions, the boulder is pretty weak and not really worth driving too. There was however some great looking 50-70ft crack climbs about 500 yards north of the Buena Boulder. Several parties were on them. We just weren't sure how to get over there without going on private property.
By Chet Butterworth
From: Chattanooga
Feb 20, 2015
It's behind River Runners if you're looking for it. Chained Heat makes it worth a visit if you're in the Salida-BV area.

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