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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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Featured Route For Essential Boulder
Starting out Cheat Grass Pie.

Cheat Grass Pie V4- 6B  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Essential Boulder
Cheat Grass Pie starts out with some fun compression climbing and finishes up a technical slab. Sit start with a left hand crimp and a right hand sloper. From there, bump the right up to the sloper on the arete (crux), then bump the left hand up to a sidepull, slap the right again to the next sloper with a thumb-catch, stack a left hand above the right on the crimp, paste a high right heel, and crank up to the small crimp and features which access the jug and topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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