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Lone Star Boulder

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Location: 40.32042, -105.21395 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Nov 15, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: A few of the routes on the Lone Star Boulder.


The Lone Star Boulder is a bulge of rock that juts off the upper ridge, creating a dramatic overhanging prow, where a number of excellent routes reside. Hard traverses are the name of the game here, with challenging and aesthetic moderates toping out the prow.

The bucolic setting is one of my favorites, as the rock is tucked away on the seldom used end of the upper tier, where the trails coming to and from are nondestinct. From the summit a nice view of the Lake and environs caps off a worthwhile climb.

Getting There 

First, find the Skunk Rub boulder and follow to the top of the traverse. Continue uphill and pass the Call it Crock rock on the right. Scramble up to the upper tier. Turn right and pass the Flakey Pull Roof. Duck under or over a large dead tree leaning against the ridge. The Lone Star Boulder is on the left of the flat clearing ahead.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Lone Star Boulder
Choice (painful!) hand jamming on the West Crack.

West Crack V1 5  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Lone Star Boulder
This is my favorite crack at Carter Lake. It has all the makings of a fine boulder climb:First, it starts inverted, so plop your butt down on the ground and jam those hands and feet up into the crack. Second, it really hurts if you do it wrong, so you can go home to your wife with proud, raw, bloody paws to show for your efforts. Finding the right jams as you turn the roof are critical to keep from finding where all the pain pressure points are in your hands. There are pebbles and edges that...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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