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Water Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jay Samuelson on Feb 7, 2010


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  • Only accessible in winter when the creek is frozen
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  • Description 

    Water Rock is a cool boulder along the creekside, facing mostly south-southwest. Gets good sun, and tends to be less crowded than the Gill Boulder just upstream.

    Getting There 

    Parking near the end of the road heading up the canyon, on your right just as you pass over a small bridge. This is the same parking area as The Gill Boulder, Supremacy Rock, and to access the Rincon trail. The water rock is just down the trail east of the parking lot, you can also see it downstream from the bridge.

    Climbing Season

    For the Eldorado Canyon Bouldering area.

    Weather station 0.4 miles from here

    6 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Water Rock

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Water Rock:
    Horan's Highball   V4-5 6B+ R     Boulder, 15'   
    Vibrant   V5-6 6C+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
    Ice Breaker   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   
    Resonated   V9- 7C     Boulder, 16'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Water Rock

    Featured Route For Water Rock
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering on in 2013.

    Horan's Highball V4-5 6B+ Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Water Rock
    Start right of the Resonated and Vibrant problems and climb a sheer, delicate face to summit. It is a sweet face with a flat landing, onto ice during winter months. It is over the water during warmer months.A traverse, moving left, in from the from the V0 scoop problem has been done. It is a thriller of a highball, stack the pads....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

    Photos of Water Rock Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Water Rock topo update.
    Water Rock topo update.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Easy route on s. side, early '90s.
    Easy route on s. side, early '90s.

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    By Lubar
    Mar 23, 2010
    Where is this thing?
    By half-pad-mini-jug
    From: crauschville
    Apr 5, 2010
    Just downstream from the Gill Boulder.
    By half-pad-mini-jug
    From: crauschville
    Apr 7, 2010
    There is a cool looking problem up the arete on the other side if anyone knows any info....
    By Andrew Vojslavek
    Sep 21, 2010
    I think that is a Chris Schulte line about V10... if it is to the right.

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