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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.

Description 

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]
['<=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',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Areteach: V2 from the ground or V0 from the stand ...

Areteach V2 5+  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Lone Star Boulder
The "Arete Reach", per the old Horan guide, originally rated B5.9 (V0). Obviously rated as the stand up start - which is great - simply find the choice edges above the bulging roof and pull your feet up, finishing on the arete above. But let's start at the ground, for the full effect.The starting hold is a great, deep hueco in the roof of the bulging prow. Pull self off the ground and make your way straight out the roof to nice edges from long reaches. The crux is rounding the roof of the bu...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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