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Submitted By: Ross Swanson on Jul 26, 2009
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Tomato Rock is a bald knob North and across US 36 from the bolted "Pinewood Rock" on Button Rock. The dome is above and North of Little Thompson River (stream). Been bouldering here since 1997, probably not the first but have cleaned a few problems.

Summit holds 6 easy problems, other areas are scattered about the hill on South, East, and North sides. Some problems not listed independently are as follows:

The dome itself has a notch with a one move 5.9 remaining is 5.4.

South side of dome is good full length 5.5 solo up to tree, step left and up.

South SW just around corner of previous is 20' hand crack about 5.7+.

Downstream next to Giant Pink Slab is OH with 5.10 crack and hornets nest nearby. A good problem that used to hold a big tree stump that finally fell.

The ratings are all my guesses.

Another boulder on East face of Tomato Rock near base is to close to my neighbor's property line & house, so it has not been added.

Please keep a low profile, the NFS has recently added property markers, so I can finally publish these back yard boulders as they lie in NFS Roosevelt.

Getting There 

N40 17.144 W105 21.546
To not cross private property you would come in from US 36 from bridge head downstream. Backyard Boulder lies 200 feet downstream and past Giant Pink Slab. Rosebud can be seen from road as 25' 110 degree roof 300' above river and above Giant Pink Slab (GPS).

If you head up a gully before GPS, you will pass various features:
Isolated boulders on left and right.
35' wall with cave and 5.7 OW climb above cave.
Leaning slab with 5.5 - 5.9 TR problems

These are not Rosebud which is further up the hill.

Climbing Season

For the North Fork of the St. Vrain River area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

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

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