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BETA PHOTO: Meditation Boulder in November.

Description 

The Meditation Boulder is a rather squat rock, the centerpiece of which is the Meditation Traverse, an excellent problem to get warmed up on. The south face of Meditation is home to a handful of tougher problems that, despite being a bit contrived, are fun, steep, and powerful. This is a versatile block, featuring many variations on its main traverse and what seems like dozens of unrecorded short, easy up-and-overs, and it's not surprising to find a bit of a crowd on the Meditation Boulder.

Back in 1995, Bob Horan, in his Fort Collins Area bouldering guide, noted that Meditation's "flat summit makes for a peaceful place to relax while gazing into the still waters below." Indeed, on a nice fall day, when the jet-skiers and speed-boaters have stored their toys for the winter, Meditation Boulder remains an excellent place to relax and take in the foothills.


Getting There 

The Meditation Boulder lies downhill and slightly north of the Eliminator Boulder. Follow the trail from the south side of the parking lot around the south side of the ridge, turning left on a trail that leads past the Talent Scout. Continue on this path as it heads northeast, passing the Eliminator Boulder and reaching Meditation's south face shortly thereafter.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Meditation Boulder:
Meditation Roof   V1+ 5     Boulder   
Meditation Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   
Good Shootin'   V4 6B     Boulder   
2 Meditative Throws   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
Meditation Low Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder   
Arm and Hammer   V4 6B     Boulder   
Tommy's Way   V5 6C     Boulder   
Low Low Down   V6 7A     Boulder   
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From the top of Meditation, when the Res was full. (c) Jesse Ryan

Meditation Traverse V3 6A  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Meditation Boulder
Meditation Boulder is downhill and right from the Eliminator Boulder, perhaps 30 yards. This problem, to traverse the entire problem, no holds eliminated, is a great moderate problem. Most traverse starting on the easy East side fof the South Face and traverse counterclockwise around the boulder. Teaches one how to use one's feet, shake out after a pump, and packs in the moves. Among the separate cruxes divided by rests, in order one will encounter, are the thin crimp rail of the east face, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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