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Dynamic Duel 
Egg 
Elanor 
Empire of the Fenceless 
Evermore 
Flying Beast, The 
Joker, The 
Knappweed Herbacide 
Mr. Two-Face 
Nevermore 
New Road 
New Test Of Men 
Penguin, The 
Pterodactyl Traverse 
Rain Shadow 
Riddler, The 
Road To Emmaus 
Surrounded By Reality 
Tell-Tale Heart 
Thunderdome 
White Men Can't Jump 
Willard 

Easter Rock 


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Elevation: 7,600'
Lat, Long: 39.9954, -105.4206 Map Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a crag with a bunch of advanced sport climbs that winds up staying fairly shady for much of the day. It has vertical to slightly-overhanging terrain that generally emphasizes power over technique. There are about 28 climbs here on its east & north faces. The aesthetic Empire of the Fenceless certainly draws the eye. Some routes require gear. Apparently, the word is that this crag can stay dry in some rain. This is confirmed with the exception of the leftmost routes and the upper pitches of the rightmost routes.

Beware of the loose rock if you venture onto the daring East Face route. You may rain down boulders on the approach trail!

FWIW, dogs have been known to make it up the trail to the rock.

There is other rock in the area just downhill, but it is less intriguing.

L->R these are:

A. East Face?, 9, 2p, bolts & gear.
B. Chickenshift Armchair Environmentalists, 12+, 1p, 110', bolts.
C. Trustafarian Panhandler?, 12 or 12+, 1p, bolts.
D. Surrounded by Reality, 12, 1p, 100', bolts.
E. Knapweed Herbicide aka Warm Up, 10+ or 13-, 1 or 2p, bolts.
F. Barbarians, 12, 1p, bolts.
G. Empire of the Fenceless, 12-, 1p, bolts.
H1. Tell-Tale Heart, 12, 1p, bolts.
H2. Nevermore, 13-, 1p, 50', bolts.
I1. Elanor, 11+, 1p, bolts.
I2. Evermore, 12+, 1p, 50', bolts.
J. Thunderdome, 12-, 1p, gear.
KI1. Dark Knight, 11+, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. The Riddler, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. The Joker, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
LK. Mr. Two-Face, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
M. Catwoman, 12+, 1p, 50', bolts.
N. Penguin, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.
O. Willard, 11, 1p, bolts.
P. White Men Can't Jump, 11+, 1p, bolts.
Q. Dynamic Duel, 13, 1p, bolts.
R. Unknown, ?
S. Pterodactyl Traverse, 12+, 1p, 50', bolts.
T. The Flying Beast, 12+, 1p, bolts.
U. Rain Shadow?, 12, 1p, gear.
V. Wagging the Nub?, 11+ - 2 pitches, 1p, bolts & gear.
W. Unknown, ?, 1p, bolts.
X. New Test of Men, 11+, 2p, 100+', bolts.
Y. Road to Emmaus, 11-, 2p, 100', bolts.
Z. ?, ?.


Getting There 

This crag is easier to spy going uphill than downhill. It lies close to the road, about 8.9 miles from Elephant Buttresses. Parking below the cliff can be limited. At times, this short trail feels like bush-whacking, depending on the time of the year. Hike 3-5 minutes. Expect 3rd to 4th class terrain to get there. This is not kid friendly.


Guidebooks 

Mark Rolofson has an excellent Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume II, The Upper Canyon. Consider it for more details.


27 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',9],['5.12',14],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Easter Rock:
New Road   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Road To Emmaus   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
The Riddler   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mr. Two-Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
New Test Of Men   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Elanor   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dark Knight   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Thunderdome   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Empire of the Fenceless   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Barbarians   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Tell-Tale Heart   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Evermore   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Flying Beast   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Nevermore   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Easter Rock
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Elanor 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : Easter Rock
Right of Tell-Tale Heart, this varied and excellent route climbs a steep, left-facing corner. Certainly one of the best routes on the crag, it is amazing to find this one undocumented here. Strenuous, but "marred" by an excellent rest above a tricky sequence midway. Milk the rest for all it's worth, because the crux is getting to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 27, 2001

I don't think this was climbed on much by "the hard men" before it was bolted. One of the best routes here is Elanor but it has several bolts where it's easier to place #1 Camalots. Route-squeezing has given this place a trashy feel.

By Anonymous Coward
Sep 5, 2001

I heard that Derek Hersey did a route on here that was retro-bolted, without his permission of course. That's really lame.

By Anonymous Coward
Jul 25, 2002

Don't know about the various controversies here, but I will add that this crag has fun, thought-provoking routes with interesting sequences...that stay dry in the rain!

By ac
Jul 12, 2005

Can someone identify the several routes not in the guidebook to the left of Knappweed Herbacide (the 5.10 warm-up)? I see that "Chickenshit" and "Surrounded" are in the database, but I see at least 4 lines to the left of Knappweed.

By Tod Anderson
Jul 13, 2005

There are three routes that I was aware of, Chickenshit, etc (takes the left side of the roof with kind of a shoulder wrenching move), Trustafarian Panhandler (up the center of the roof, rails to a burly lip move), and Surrounded by Reality (more to the right with the crux actually lower about half way to the roof). There is, or was more room for routes in this area, including second pitches as well.

By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Apr 27, 2011

Is the trail difficult? Would it be doable for a 4 year old? Thanks.

By adam brink
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 28, 2011

Unless you have someone with a young child constantly there is plenty of potential for a child to get hurt at this crag (loose trail, drop offs and so on).

By slim
Administrator
Apr 28, 2011

Ditto what Adam said. The trail up has an exposed 3rd/4th class section, and the base of the routes is generally exposed, sloped, and loose. I wouldn't recommend it for a 4 year old.

By Mandy Allen
May 25, 2012

This crag has some great routes, but it can get really cold. I went yesterday with some friends, and although it was nearly 70 degrees in Boulder, it was freezing at the crag. We climbed The Riddler and had to keep stopping to warm the sensation back into our fingertips. I would recommend this crag for a scorchingly hot day.

By Chris Archer
Jul 2, 2012

Does anyone have any information about the two new routes left of New Test of Men?