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Submitted By: Morgan Huston on Sep 5, 2008


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This is a small boulder just outside of Alma which is northwest of Fairplay, Colorado on CO Hwy 9. There are seven problems around the boulder with room left over for a few more.

Beer can be had at two bars in Alma and one in Fairplay. Breckenridge is about an hour away.

There is nothing is super spectacular on this boulder, but if you are in the area, check it out.

Getting There 

From Denver, take US 285 west to CO Hwy 9. Go to the north west through Alma. Once through Alma, the boulder will be 5 minutes outside of town on the right side of the road.

From Breckenridge, go south on CO Hwy 9 over Hooosier Pass. The boulder is on the left, right before Alma.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 2.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: North side of the boulder with the highway behind ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: South side of the boulder.
BETA PHOTO: South side of the boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: East side of the boulder. Highway behind it. Sorry...
BETA PHOTO: East side of the boulder. Highway behind it. Sorry...
Rock Climbing Photo: West side of the boulder. Side visible from the hi...
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By beehler
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 21, 2009
Unable to find this boulder near the Alma city limits. There is a new storage facility, which may be where it once was. If anyone has better directions that would help (mile marker).
By Morgan Huston
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Aug 20, 2009
It is not right near the town limits. Near is a relative term. It is the only obvious boulder as you leave Alma.
By Morgan Huston
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Mar 12, 2010
Just to the north of the storage facility is the bolder. It's in a small valley type thing.
By Eric Spery
From: Lakewood, CO
May 30, 2011
Zeroed the odometer at the Al-Mart in Alma (right across the street from AOB (Alma's Only Bar)). From the Al-Mart to the boulder was 1.7 miles.
By sex drugs and rock
From: breck
Aug 22, 2012
This is a 4ft tall boulder. The photos are all extreme close ups. Not even worth a work out.
By handyhansen
From: Vail, CO
Sep 24, 2013
^I agree, it would be nice if the description to these problems said something like "sds" or start on left hand crimp, right hand sidepull, etc., etc. This boulder is seriously dirty and small.
By Will Sharp
From: Breck, CO
Jun 11, 2015
Is this boulder a joke? it is like 4' tall. I have never climbed on it but have seen it from the road. You could jump to the top.

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