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This is the first area encountered along the trail, and arbitrarily includes all of the boulders around the Bierstadt Block (including the Willows & Dark Crystal boulders), The Ladder Boulder, Random Progression, the Pink Fink boulder & Peasants into Leaders Boulder.
Follow the directions for Area A. About 3 minutes after departing the Chicago Lakes Trail, you should run straight into the Bierstadt Block. There are problems in all directions from the Bierstadt Block.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bierstadt Area:
Timeline V0+ 4+ R Boulder, Alpine, 25'
Zorro Warmup V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Black Streak V1 5 R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Last of the Ohitians V1 5 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Canvas V2 5+ R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
The Ladder V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 1 pitch, 10'
Thing Across From Bierstadt V3 6A Boulder, Alpine, 10'
Dark Crystal V3 6A Boulder, Alpine, 16'
Crossfire V4 6B Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Maker's Mark V5 6C PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Ben's Arete V5 6C Boulder, Alpine, 16'
Peasants Into Leaders V7 7A+ R Boulder, Alpine, 30'
Ludders Pinch V7 7A+ Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Pink Fink V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Bierstadt V9 7C Boulder, Alpine, 14'
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Ben's Arete V5 6C CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Bierstadt Area
At the base of the arete, begin from obvious holds above your head. After making a couple moves high-gravity thrutchy moves, reach right onto the face to a hard-to-decipher-without-the-beta right hand undercling crimp just before the topout on thin but perfect crimps. If this one's at or near your limit, you may want to scramble up top to scope out and dust the finishing edges. If not for the alternative start (see below), I would give this line 4 stars as it is tall, overhung, interesting, c...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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