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The Gill Boulder

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The Gill Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Jul 11, 2007


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The south and east faces of the gill boulder

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  • Description 

    The Gill Boulder lies next to a shady picnic area right after crossing the last bridge in the canyon. There are multiple problems on every side of this massive boulder, and most of them are "classic status." Though some of the lower holds on the easier problems have been greased to baking pan standards all are worth climbing. Descend this boulder by using the tree on the east side.

    Getting There 

    Park on the right in the picnic area just after the final bridge in the canyon. The Gill Boulder is left of the lot, 10 yards away.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 0.5 miles from here

    14 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Gill Boulder

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gill Boulder:
    Northeast Corner   V0 4     Boulder   
    Southeast Slab   V0-1 4+     Boulder   
    North Dihedral   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   
    North Reach   V1 5     Boulder   
    North Face Mantel   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
    Gill Face   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
    East Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
    SDS to Northeast Reach (submitted as The Blunt Arete)   V3+ 6A+     Boulder   
    South Face   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
    Horan Face   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 12'   
    606   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   
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    Photos of The Gill Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The northeast corner of the Gill Boulder.
    BETA PHOTO: The northeast corner of the Gill Boulder.
    Rock Climbing Photo: BH on Gill Boulder.
    BH on Gill Boulder.

    Comments on The Gill Boulder Add Comment
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    By JVonD
    From: Longmont, CO
    Mar 2, 2010
    Ron Larson on the Gill Boulder.
    By Chris Plesko
    From: Westminster, CO
    May 30, 2010
    Anyone know what the line is just to the right of the North Dihedral? I climbed it today from a stand and sit. It's pretty fun, V1, I guess?
    By Nathaniel Osenga
    Jun 19, 2010
    Anyone know the problem in the center of the south face, to the right of Gill Face and left of Southeast Slab? It's just two crimpy moves to the topout.
    By MAKB
    From: Potrero Chico, MEX
    Apr 8, 2013
    On here it's called South Face (V4). Anyone know what the NW corner problem (left of Horan's face) is?

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