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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Two minutes from farther upcanyon from the Dali boulder is a number of newly established problems (2010) in a pristine setting at the base of the alpine slabs.

Getting There 

Walk approximately 200 meters up canyon from the Dali area, trending left until you reach a break in the trees and an old campsite with a firepit by a big boulder. The French Kiss Boulder is directly behind the campfire boulder and is easily identified by the unmistakable "Tongue" starting hold.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 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',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['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 French Kiss Area:
French Kiss   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
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Featured Route For French Kiss Area
Mike Gallagner reaching the lip on the impressive first ascent of this soon-to-be classic problem!

French Kiss V5 6C  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : French Kiss Area
Start with both hands on the awesome "Tongue" hold on the overhanging arete of the boulder. Tricky feet and core tension gets you off the ground and up to the pinch with a great thumb catch. Some amazing footwork positions you to shoot for the slot just below the lip after which you can reach the nobs above the lip. One of two heelhooks will set you up for the crux topout. Get burly or mantle elegantly, your choice!!!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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