The Dali Area Rock Climbing
The Dali Boulder in profile. The notched arete in...
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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 Colorados 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.
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dali Area:
Lama V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Featured Route For The Dali Area
No More Greener Grasses V12 8A+ Colorado
: Alpine Rock
: ... : The Dali Area
On the far right of the Dali Block is an obvious flake/edge system up a steeply overhung wall. Start low on a heavily chalked jug and reach with the right hand to a terrible, crimpy gaston. The crux is holding this, bringing the left foot up, and catching an edge above with the left hand. From here, long moves on positive edges lead to a committing but relatively safe lip encounter. It is a true classic for the grade....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
The stellar south face of the Dali Boulder. The h...