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Big Ass Boulder

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Big Ass Boulder 


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Lat, Long: 39.713, -106.6973 Map Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Lee Smith on Mar 19, 2006
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Description 

This is a big block of sandstone and very nearly square. At 20 feet, some of the problems are highballs. Most problems are in the lower V grades with a few exceptions. A circumlocutional traverse is possible.


Getting There 

It is spitting distance from the parking lot.


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Ass Boulder:
V0   V0 4     Boulder   
V1   V1 5     Boulder   
West Face   V1-2 5     Boulder   
North West Corner   V2 5+     Boulder   
V2 aka Double Crux Deluxe   V2 5+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Big Ass Boulder
Problem climbs arching rock left of lower slab, and right of me.

V5-6 V5-6 6C+  CO : Eagle/Vail/Minturn/Red Clif... : ... : Big Ass Boulder
Stand on small slab and start with small crimps up above. Set your feet high on bad edges and reach for small pinch. Adjust and throw for the big jug. Top out. note: Some people just gun for the jug off of the small crips, but you risk breaking an ankle on the slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Pete Laurina
From: Littleton, CO
May 29, 2007

There's an anchor point on top, but about a year or two ago I ran into a guy that "keeps an eye on the place" and he said that someone continuously removes the bolt, so it may or may not be there.

By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 1, 2007

The anchor is still there.

By Bob Robinson
From: Lone Tree, Colorado
Nov 11, 2010

I was there a couple months ago, and the anchor was chopped.

By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Nov 11, 2010

I first climbed here in 1997 and have visited from time to time since then and it seems to be real hit or miss if the anchor is there. If the bolts are gone you can get some traditional protection in to make an anchor.