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The Jaws Boulder is located at a pullout along the left side of the road as one heads up the pass from Aspen. About 25-30 ft. tall, it is home to one of the classic problems in the area, Jaws. Great stone.
Head up Independence Pass from Aspen. About 15 or so minutes up the pass, the road splits off to the right joining back up a few hundred ft. later. Follow this split right and park. The boulder is located down and right from the road near the river.
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Jaws V3 6A Boulder
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Jaws V3 6A CO : Independence Pass : Jaws Boulder
This problem starts on the left side of the face under the prominant roof and prow. Climbs up with easy pulls on jugs to the lip of the roof where one must make comminting crux moves up the prow. I'm not sure it's quite V3, the actual moves seemed just a little easier. The damn thing is so high up though, that the highball factor might add a little to the grade. This problem is a classic. The rock is great, the holds are great, the moves are great, the postion is great, even the exposure is grea...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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