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Classic Rock  

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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Nov 12, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: North Face of Classic Boulder.


A high concentration of moderate boulder problems are clustered around the South Parking area, Classic Rock among them. This is a good warm up area (or destination unto itself for moderate boulderers like myself) for the more serious routes that abound.

The rock is a square-shaped, tall boulder that leans to the north, the overhanging side the home of its namesake route "Classic Crack". Climbing options circle its girth.

This rock sees less traffic than the "star catchers" nearby, perhaps because of the aggressive and annoying vegetation that guard the rock.

Getting There 

Once you've located the Book Rock (above the Scenic Boulder, which is clearly visible from the parking lot. Or at least the chalk on Scenic Boulder is visible) take the rocky path leading northwest from the open book. A thuggish square boulder looms on the right. Follow the path around the north side to find Classic Crack hidden among the brambles.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Classic Crack V0 4  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Classic Rock
Hidden on the north face of Classic Rock is the eye catching namesake, Classic Crack. At first blush many years ago I thought this route was nothing "Classic", just a well-hidden cleft in the sandstone. But as time goes by, I return again and again. Then I look at pictures of the route and finally notice the green, lichen colored pastels of the tableau. I remember the safe landing and square cut top out, perfect for the aspiring boulderer. Yes, this is Classic Crack.The North Side of Classi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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