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This is a small rock, high, on the north slope of the canyon. It is not popular but contains 6 sport routes. It has the same granite rock as most of Boulder Canyon. There are not many flat places at the base of the routes and not much shade.


A. Pesky Varmints, 11-, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. Moonshine, 11, 1p, bolts.
C. Book Learnin', 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Jethro, 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.
E. Ellie May, 10+, 1p, 50', bolts.

Getting There 

You park in the same place as you do approaching the Security Risk crags and Happy Hour crag. Head up the hill on the same trail as for Security Risk. Go all the way up to Higher Security Risk, and then head towards the Solar Dome. Once at Solar Dome, head west on the old mining road below the dome. The road turns into a small trail. You will see a old mine hole on the right where a faint trail heads down the hillside towards the crag. You can't see the crag from here, but a post in some rocks and a few cairns mark the way to the crag which is about 200 feet down the hill to the west. It takes about 45 minutes to get here from the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hillbilly Rock 3:
Book Learnin'   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Hillbilly Rock 3
Past the crux but far from done.

Moonshine 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Hillbilly Rock 3
Start your battle on the left side of the slab, way left of the tree. The crux is moving over the small overhang with bad feet right after the 2nd clip. Small edges and balance intensive footwork lead past the remaining two clips. This short, little climb is pretty fun and engaging but still a little dirty. Don't leave your pack open at the base or it will be showered with lichen....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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