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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Jun 18, 2007

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Camping just yards from some great boulders.

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A plethora of seemingly untouched, free standing, granite boulders with mostly soft, flat landings.

Getting There 

The Spillway campground is 8 miles up the dirt road after the fee station. Camp 2 is one of the first sites on the right after you enter the parking lot and is marked appropriately with a "2" on the picnic table. There are several problems found in the camp itself and the rest can be found by walking up the hill through the site.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Stewart M. Green
Jun 18, 2007
I hate to break the news, buddy, but those boulders are not untouched. A bunch of guys from Colorado Springs, including Bob D'Antonio, Pete Gallagher, Brian Teale, Steve Cheyney, Ian Spencer-Green, the late Jack Mileski, and myself, have climbed on most of those campground boulders starting back in the early 1970s. The ethic and tradition of bouldering in Elevenmile Canyon has always been to leave the stuff unnamed and unrated so everyone who comes along can have a chance to climb problems like they were first ascents. It's a good idea before you start spewing about all kinds of new problems, to check with locals first. I'm sure Pete, Bob, or I would be happy to let you know what's been climbed up at the campground. Cheers!
By Aeon Aki
Jun 18, 2007
Fair enough Stewart. Nevertheless, these boulders are awesome and people who come here to climb should know about them. As for the ratings, I have to put something in and I hope that the imaginary numbers we give to rocks are not the reason people would seek out such a place. If you want personal credit for any of the problems I have listed, just let me know. Cheers back at you.
By Native
Sep 13, 2010

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