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Bobcat Ridge is a line of huge boulders, Monastery in likeness, that has a few existing routes, (10-12), with potential for many more. It has a shady side for warm summer days as well as some sun baked exposure for those cool days. The approach is a short (5-10 min) uphill hike. Existing climbs are a variety of top-rope, bolted, and traditional. As far as is known, this is National Forest property, but there is private land near so be considerate of that.
Take US Highway 34 west of Loveland to Drake and go right on County Road 43. 1/4 mile up from here is a turn onto a forest access road. This is the same road as Combat Rock, S and M Wall, Monastery, and Cedar Park Slab. Continue up past the switch backs and park at the Combat Rock pullout. Cross the road to the East and wind your way up hill to the obvious line of Rocks. These rocks are very visible from the last switchback prior to Combat Rock but do not park there. A private drive is near by. Lots of potential and a few exhsting routes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bobcat Ridge:
Climbing for Dummies 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Hook "N" Ladder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Hook "N" Ladder 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Bobcat Ridge
Start on the rock platform south of the rock. Up easy rock to the first bolt 20 feet up. Slab past two bolts (5.8) to the vertical bulge. Clip the third bolt and go up. A right heel hook just below a right hand hold allows a reach to a pinch/layback with the right hand to gain a bucket and 4th bolt. Run out to the top from there (5.6)....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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