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Centaur Boulder

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Submitted By: Peter Beal on Oct 31, 2008
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Description 

This boulder has long been at the heart of the RMNP bouldering scene since its inception. Packed with hard problems from V8 to V14, it is a popular first stop for visitors. Problems are found all along the east and west faces making it feasible at different times of day.


Getting There 

The best landmark is the huge Skyscraper Boulder, a 30+ foot boulder with a vertical east face. The Centaur Boulder is just east of this on the very edge of the talus slope on the south side of the canyon. It is one of the larger boulders in Lower Chaos.


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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['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',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Centaur Boulder:
Gang Bang   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
Handicapps   V9 7C     Boulder, Alpine, 11'   
Marble   V10- 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
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Nuthin' but Sunshine, lower crux move.

Nuthin' But Sunshine V13 8B  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Centaur Boulder
On the west face of the Centaur Boulder, start low on a sloper sidepull for the left hand and a vertical seam with the right. Move directly up (crux) to an obvious decent sloping edge. From here, pull on the infamous "credit card" edge to much better holds and the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Bouldering in Lower Chaos Canyon, RMNP.
Bouldering in Lower Chaos Canyon, RMNP.
Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8. <br /> <br />Photo credit: Danny Baker.
Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8.

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Dan Moncur: Gang Bang, V8. <br /> <br />Photo credit: Danny Baker.
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