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Ament's Rock

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Ament's Rock  

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Elevation: 5,650'
Location: 40.0156, -105.3108 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Sep 13, 2004


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There's a small bit of obscure rock about 150m or so west of the bridge that crosses Boulder Creek with a couple maybe more routes on it. The quality is sub-par and the routes are short, but if you're in to climbing lesser-known routes, then this is for you.

Identify the rock by looking for a small roof near the bottom that angles up to the left. A finger crack is on the left side of the rock and a curving flake on the right.


A. Deb's Arete, 6, 1p, 50', gear.
B. Aids, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Wiggly Seam, 9+ R, 1p, 40', gear.

There may be poison ivy in the deep foliage at the base.

Getting There 

Park as for the Dome and cross the bridge, but head west along the trail. Go about 150 meters and you'll see the short cliff just above the water trough. Keep hiking on the trail past the cliff for the easiest access until a concrete section (I think) and head up to the hill at a manhole cover.

Traverse back east above the water trough to the base.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Canyon area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Ament's Rock
Getting into the seam...er... hand/finger crack.

Aids 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : Ament's Rock
If you are in search of obscure routes with stars in Rossiter's guidebook, this may be on your list. Well...it is close to the road, you won't find crowds, your cell phone reaches here, sun, but it ain't that great. Crack, yes, but it doesn't climb like typical crack. 1 star... barely. Wiggly Seam (esp on TR) is better but has much less pro.Find this route on a clean-looking, South-facing, slab located just right of the trail after you turn left crossing the bridge that accesses the Dome & F...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 1, 2005
There is a bit of poison ivy off the main trail here, some buried under the Virginia creeper. Itch, itch, itch
By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 4, 2008
Can anyone point me to info on "Deb's Arete" (5.6)?
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 7, 2008
Deb's Arete is a short line on the left side of this tiny crag. Since Deb had done it, I was hoping she'd post the info, but I guess not yet. You can see the top of the line in the photo for the crag near the skyline.
By Greg Howland
Aug 15, 2009
I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer.
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