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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 39.74367, -105.28451 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: cstorms on Mar 15, 2008
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Cascade Boulders (Mile Marker 268).

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Boulders scattered along a steep hillside just off US Highway 6 in CCC. Maverick's Boulder is fairly easy to access, very nice rock, I believe it is gneiss....more info in one of the Colorado bouldering guides.

Getting There 

Heading west on US Highway 6 from Golden, park at mile marker 268. The boulders are across the street and up the hill. The Maverick's Boulder is pretty huge and obvious and takes only a few minutes to get to from the bottom.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bouldering (mile marker 268)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bouldering (mile marker 268):
Warmups   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Illness Boulders
Bacterial   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Illness Boulders
Mavericks   V5 6C     Boulder   Mavericks Boulder
41st Street   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   Mavericks Boulder
The Shifter   V8-9 7B+     Boulder   Mavericks Boulder
Stanley Kubrick   V11 8A     Boulder, 15'   Illness Boulders
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Baker on "Stanley Kubrick (V11)." ...

Stanley Kubrick V11 8A  CO : Golden : ... : Illness Boulders
This route starts on the West side of the Left Illness Boulder. There are two starts, a stand from obvious jug and sidepull just under the lip, or a sit from an undercling that adds 2 or 3 moves and bumps the difficulty up. Stand goes at V9/10 and sit is V11. Once past the stand start hold, fight through some crimps on the face to the slopers at the lip and mantle over. Very beta-intensive....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom gearing up for the powerful and painful roof c...
Tom gearing up for the powerful and painful roof c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Slightly enhanced beta photo... (B. Horan photo)
BETA PHOTO: Slightly enhanced beta photo... (B. Horan photo)
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke Childers on the technically powerful and poli...
Luke Childers on the technically powerful and poli...
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Jason Baker standing up to the explosive power of ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Baker squeezing and pulling to gain the fina...
Jason Baker squeezing and pulling to gain the fina...

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By jryaus
From: Denver, CO
Sep 25, 2015
Just stopped by here yesterday, 9/25/15. Some decent problems here but VERY overgrown and chalk only on a few of the problems. For being right off the road, it's not a very fun approach, as you're constantly smacked and stuck by branches, prickers, and the like. Have fun!
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Mar 10, 2010
Much of this info and photos were taken from, just trying to get the info on this site, too.

I think it's also worth mentioning that many of the problems in this area are highballs with questionable landings, make sure you bring plenty of pads and spotters.

I have also personally seen several rattlesnakes in this gully during the warm months, and even the fresh kill of bighorns (mountain lions about), so just be prepared and know how to handle that sort of situation should you come upon it....

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