It appears that despite the lack of signage to indicate this, the area is in the Denver Mountain Parks. Currently, the Denver Mountain Parks does not appear to allow climbing...sadly. Use this page only as a "future" reference.
The Corwina Park Boulders are 2 boulders right next to a small stream with quite a few really fun problems with mostly good landings. This is a great place for quick sessions before/ after work, and it is only a few minutes down the road from the bouldering in Morrison. The rock is gneiss that is similar to some of the boulders in RMNP, but not as good, though a couple of the problems are classic.
All but one of the problems face the creek. For the sake of organization we'll call the boulders: Boulder A (the first boulder you come up to) and Boulder B (the boulder almost touching boulder A).
I couldn't find any info containing problem names, grades or FAs, so I'll keep it very generic until more info presents itself. The only info that I could find was that there is a problem called The Cure which is supposedly 7a, whatever that means, and there is another problem I think called "The Kiss?" or at least that was what was written in SHARPIE (LAME!) in the middle of the line.
Boulder A L->R: 1. Left Problem Variation, V3/4. 2. Left Problem, V3/4. 3. Gaston Problem, V3/4. 4. Middle Warm Up, V2. 5. Warm Up, V0.
Boulder B L->R: 1. The Kiss?, V7/8 (this problem faces the trail). 2. Center Line aka The Sickness, V4 (high ball). 3. Center Direct SDS, V8? 4. Middle Bulge? 5. Crimp Dyno, V4/5. 6. K's Problem, V3. 7. Prow Problem, V6.
From the town of Morrison, head west on Morrison Rd (CO 73) towards Evergreen. After passing the small town of Idledale, start looking for Corwina Park on the left (south) side of the road. Park at the 2nd, smaller lot which has a small bridge crossing to get into the parking lot. It is about 10 minutes from Morrison.
Hike 200 yards on the only trail leaving the lot to find the 2 boulders right off the trail.
Well I tried to find these today, no luck. Each trail head had a number of different options. I went 200 hundred yards on each of the different trails, but saddly failed to see any bouldering. Better directions, or did I just go snipe hunting? I would like my Sunday afternoon back.
Did you go to the second Corwina Park parking lot????? There is a small bridge that you cross right next to a house to pull into the lot. It's a smaller parking lot than the first entrance. From the lot, there is only 1 trail to hike.
This is a Denver Mountain Park, right? So how "legal" is it to climb here? I haven't checked this out yet, because I thought Denver Mountain Parks didn't allow climbing.... Anyone have any info on this?
I had no idea about that Andrew, but from everything I can find you're right.... Sucks, there is no signs at the trail head stating otherwise, but it looks as if DMP's don't allow climbing in any parks... Granted bouldering is not really climbing right ;)
I'm deleting all of the pics and route descriptions. Sorry for the tease, all!
I scoured the DMP website and couldn't find anything that explicitly prohibits climbing. I was at the boulders last weekend and nothing at the trailhead mentions anything about rock climbing either. Can anyone point me to where it states climbing is prohibited? It's a nice quiet spot, and I'd like to go back again, but I don't want to give us a bad name by getting caught there and claiming ignorance.