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The Dali Area

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Big Worm 
Carl Spackler's Thumb (Name Unknown) 
Clear Blue Skies 
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Dali Sit Down Start, The 
Dali Stand Start, The 
Dali Warmup, The 
Frosted Flakes 
Little Something for the Effort (Name Unknown)  
Mental Pollution 
Mental Pollution Low AKA Mental Masturbation 
Mirror Mask 
No More Greener Grasses 
Ode to the Modern Man 
Pat's Arete 
Puddle Jumper 
Super Gui 
Touchdown Jesus 
Vanilla Chip 

The Dali Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,100'
Location: 39.6306, -105.6214 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jul 24, 2009
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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>


The centerpiece of Mt Evans bouldering, The Dali Boulder offers an astounding concentration of inspiring boulder problems. Pebble wrestlers from around the globe flock to this block to tangle with renowned test-pieces such as Dali (V6/9), No More Greener Grasses (V12), Clear Blue Skies (V12) and one of Colorado’s hardest problems, Ode to the Modern Man (V14). The rock is excellent quartzite, streaked with a rainbow of subtle hues. Though you will find the occasional knob, flake, or sloper, the south face is peppered with crisp edges, and as such, most of the harder problems favor crimp masters.

Most of the problems ascend the South face of the block, which rears up at an impressive 30-degree angle. Although south-facing, the steepness of the boulder provides good shade for most of the summer. The majority of the lines on the Dali block are on the upper end of the difficulty scale, though numerous excellent problems of all grades can be found in the immediate vicinity.

Getting There 

Continue along the trail past Seurat, traversing the base of the hill side for another 50 yards or so. Eventually the trail will turn sharply to the left, heading steeply uphill through the trees. After a short time the trail ends at the west shoulder of the Dali Boulder, on the edge of the talus.

Climbing Season

For the Area A area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dali Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dali Area:
Lama   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   
Nemesis   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Puddle Jumper   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   
Little Something for the Effort (Name Unknown)    V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
The Dali Stand Start   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
Pat's Arete   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
The Dali Sit Down Start   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
Mirror Mask   V10-11 8A     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
No More Greener Grasses   V12 8A+     Boulder, Alpine   
Big Worm   V14 8B+     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The shouldery crux move of the Dali SDS.  The prob...

The Dali Sit Down Start V8+ 7B+  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : The Dali Area
The notoriety of this boulder problem is quite amazing considering the relative scarcity of information about the area. This line is truly known the world over, and its not uncommon to see an international crowd exchanging beta & spots at the base. The Dali’s fame is not unjustified; the problem has a bit of everything: shoulder pressing, micro crimping, devious footwork, all-out dynos and heel-hooks. None of the moves are extremely difficult by themselves, but they are all hard, a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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