The Hideout Rock Climbing
Carol Kotchek leading a thin 5.11 finger crack on ...
This is a crag in the Practice Rock/Bowling Alley/Lookout/Tungsten Mine area in Boulder Canyon. In assisting with this reorganization, I found some notes from 2001 with Mark Rolofson for the area which then were filled in with his Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Vol II, The Upper Canyon
. While, this is by no means a destination area, the info may be useful to fill in the details for the area. It has probably 20 routes, some of which date back to at least the 1980s.
A1. Claim Jumper
, 10, 1p, bolts.
, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
B. Sucker Hole, 10, 1p, gear.
C. Seam Crack, 10+, 1p, TR.
D. Corporate Citizen, 11, 1p, bolts.
E. Theoretically Possible, 11, 1p, bolts.
F. Anger Management aka The Holdup
, 13+, 1p, 35', bolts.
G. Guilty As Charged, ?, 1, bolts.
H. Stemming To The Guilty, 11, 1p, bolts.
, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
J. Brat Samet
, 12, 1p, 25', bolts.
K. Schlock And Vice
, 10, 1p, 40', bolts.
L. Sick Diley
, 9+, 1p, retrobolts.
M. Liberty Dipped
, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.
N. Gray Hares
, 10+ R, 1p, 60', gear.
O. The Usual Suspects
, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
P. Freedom Fried
, 11 PG-13, 1p, 60', bolts.
A. Filibuster aka Playing Shark With Chrissy
, 12, 1p, 35', bolts.
Park at the Practice Rock pullout ~8 miles past Elephant Rocks. Hike up to the Bowling Alley, down left & below Tungsten Mine, up & left around Tungsten Mine, around the left side of the lookout through a chimney slot to the bench above the Lookout. Move right and find your climb. Expect 15-20 minutes for the approach.
Per Mark E Dixon
: rather than scramble up the chimney behind the Lookout (which is awkward with a pack,) just continue up the hillside before cutting to the right above small cliffs. If you follow cairns/trail up the hill, you will see a tree stump with a cairn on top. 50ish feet uphill from this is a good spot to head right. Admittedly it is easier to find this variant approach once you've been to the Hideout.
Mark Rolofson has an excellent Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume II, The Upper Canyon. Consider it for more details.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Hideout
Grubstake 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Colorado
: Boulder Canyon
: The Hideout
This is an ok but kind of contrived route on the left side of the left Hideout. Climb past 2 bolts to a ledge. Climb up and right using a crack while clipping a couple bolts. Instead of staying with the crack, pull to the left on slopers and get situated above a bulge. This will feel a bit unnatural but is kind of fun. A little bit more fun climbing to a mantle that takes you to the hidden anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Jim Erickson at The Hideout (or maybe the Lookout,...
By Mark E Dixon
From: Sprezzatura, Someday
Jan 5, 2017
Rather than scramble up the chimney behind the Lookout (which is awkward with a pack,) just continue up the hillside before cutting to the right above small cliffs. If you follow cairns/trail up the hill, you will see a tree stump with a cairn on top. 50ish feet uphill from this is a good spot to head right.
Admittedly easier to find this variant approach once you've been to the Hideout.
The route list is currently (1/17) out of order. The Hideout has a left and right sector, with the approach coming in from the left. From the left sector, reach the right by heading downhill a bit and right.
Brat Slamet is the first route on the right sector.