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Best Summer Ever! Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 40.35207, -105.56496 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Evan Marsh on Jan 20, 2014
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This boulder is a hidden gem with one sweet line, "The Best Summer Ever." It is shady and has great rock quality, and the approach could not be easier. The access is questionable, as no one knows whose property it is on, but there are no private property signs, and you are completely hidden from public view when climbing.

It protects well with 2 pads. There is a V6 direct stand start with a heel hook. A V10ish longer version stand starts just farther out of the cave, and link it to the V6. As of Jan. 2014, the V10 has not been linked, go for the FA.

Getting There 

Take Tunnel Rd (Hwy 66) about 1/2 mile past The Rock Inn (best place for beer happy hour 4p-6p bye 1 get 1) and there will be a small cliff on the right hand side next to some new log homes. turn around and park on the opposite side of the road (there is a lot of pull off room about 100 yards back in the direction of the Rock Inn). While yor're in the area, check out the Suzuki Boulder just off the road in the park, and the Friendship boulders at the YMCA.

Climbing Season

For the Estes Park Valley area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

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Best Summer Ever! V6 7A  CO : Estes Park Valley : Best Summer Ever! Boulder
Stand start the crux, V6, is on the face using a small sidepull crimp while your right hand is still pulling on the arete. The V10-ish start still needs to be done and starts on downward sloping awesome rail. Then climb left to connect with V6....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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