Bouldering (mile marker 268) Rock Climbing
Cascade Boulders (Mile Marker 268).
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.
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.
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]
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Stanley Kubrick V11 8A CO
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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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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!
Mar 10, 2010
Much of this info and photos were taken from frontrangebouldering.com, 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....