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Essential Boulder

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Essential Boulder  


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Location: 38.9011, -108.4984 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Brad Edwards, Nick Reecy, Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Nov 25, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Essential Boulder as seen from the second pullout ...

Description 

Essential Boulder is a good piece of rock with problems on the north, west, east, and south faces.

Landings vary, but most are good.

Getting There 

It is directly across the road from the second Black Wave Boulder Area pullout or on the east side of CO Highway 141, 20 yards from the pavement.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['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',2],['V4-5',3],['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 Essential Boulder:
Holdin' on to My Chicken   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   
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Sponge Worthy problem on the Essential Boulder.

Sponge Worthy V4 6B  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Essential Boulder
Sit start to the right of the pinyon pine tree with hands matched on a sidepull. Move up the overhang to a good left hand jug (has since broken but remains alright). From there, reach out right to an undercling which helps get to an oblique sidepull, set your feet, and hit a sloping left hand at the lip. Work the lip left to a high left foot, and top it out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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