Comments: Hey all, I'm down in Fort Collins and am interested in venturing up this way to check out the bouldering. Are there any guides or topos or more general beta on this area? I boulder in the V3-V4 range, so I'd be interested in problems in that realm or below in general. Thanks!
Comments: This is not an FA. This rock has been climbed for 40 years, it's right off the trail, and the FA is likely Steve Mammen. It's fine to add a problem, although you really shouldn't name it. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but the history of the area needs to be respected, and you can count on everything at an area as popular and established as Carter Lake to have been climbed, even if it's not in guidebooks or on this site.
Comments: I'm not sure if the way I did it is the standard version, but it was enjoyable. Start on the opposing holds (or crimp for the right), move up left to a slopey sidepull, reach to the back right of the slopey shelf, situate the feet, grab an obvious hold above the shelf for the left, high step onto the slopey shelf, and grab the top.
Comments: I believe you're referring to the Submarine Boulder, which is down and a little further south of the Kahuna Boulder. Although it's not out of the water all of the time, it's definitely been climbed. The problems are on the side that faces the water. There's a V1 called "Up Periscope" but that's the only one I know a name for. Further south from there is Shoreline Block which also has some problems.
Comments: Definitely check out the guide as recommended above. There really isn't a gate, it's more like an opening in a wire fence and a very small pulloff the right-hand side of the road. You'll probably miss it the first time, but very soon after it there is a large pull off on the right hand side of the road. You can park there and walk back, or flip around and park a little closer.
Comments: Alright, I need a little help discerning the line of this problem, and possibly some beta. Does this problem use the arete that forms the right side of the cave, start in the cave and climb onto the face, or just straight up the face. I've been having a hard time figuring out the foot placement on the face. Thanks for any help.
Comments: Robert, I have some of the Horan books as well, but I've found that the exact info and locations of some of the problems at Rotary Park in those books aren't accurate. In general, because this site receives input from multiple sources familiar with the areas (not that they're are always correct) I've found that the information on here is usually better than the guide books. I would say that with the problems that don't match up between the 95 Horan book and Mountain Project, the errors likely ... more >>
Comments: Jordan, according to the older guide book by Bob Horan, it's called "Scenic Traverse" and goes at B1+/B2, which I think translates to somewhere between V5 and V7. On his diagram of the rock, it looks like he has the traverse starting at about the mid-level pocket. Hope this helps.