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Hillbilly Rocks  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 40.0048, -105.4 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a collection of small rocks in the area between Bihedral & Inca Stone on the N side of the canyon. There has been some development here, in particular on Hillbilly 1. While this area is not a destination, it can be fun for a quick visit when time is limited. There is a bit of poison ivy in the gully for the sensitive.

Getting There 

Upstream from the Riviera, park in the pullout on the right (N side), just where the road widens to include a passing lane. The Inca Stone (aka Truth or Consequences) is just up the road and also on the right. Walk up the road a few yards, and find a poor trail that follows a steep drainage up the hill. There is a fair amount of poison ivy in the gully, especially on the R side. Approach takes about 10 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

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

By Cracky 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Hillbilly Rock 2
This is the hardest route at the crag. D'Antonio calls this an 11b, but both my partner and I agree that it felt much harder. Two cruxes (third of the way up, and the very top) will keep you engaged. The first few bolts go up a large, distinctive corner with a featureless slab on the left. Start from a little rock outcropping (better to belay from here, than from the angling, sandy spot below), clip the first bolt, and get established in the corner using a cool, sharp side-pull in the crease of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Kevin Neilson
From: Boulder
Sep 21, 2008
Note: The poorly-named Hillbilly Crags 2&3 are nowhere near Crag 1, so don't be under the impression that you can easily hike from #1 to the others.
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