Mordor Boulder Area Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||39.1213, -108.3816 View Map Incorrect?
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The Mordor Boulder Area is comprised of three fallout zones. A recent rockslide from the upper cliffs deposited several boulders below. The rock quality is different from other Garfield boulderfields, as the duration of weathering has been relatively short. Any development requires a fair amount of cleaning, as many of the boulders are covered in a thick film of mud.
This area can be very hot during or near the summer months, as the area is south-facing, and the landscape is completely bare of vegetation. It is probably best to visit during the winter months.
From the trailhead's parking lot, head east on the dirt road for about one hundred yards. This will eventually turn into a hiking path that leads up a short hill. Once at the hill's apex, leave the path and head down the hill toward the east. You'll eventually hit a pair of stormwater basins and the boulder area. Reference the page map for greater clarification.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
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Sit start with hands matched on the jug. From there, traverse lip using the jug and crimps until reaching the opposing lip. At that point, head straight the arete using the slopers and jugs for a solid topout.There is a left-handed lip hold with a great thumb-catch just before going up the arête. This really helps getting into the proper position before attempting the final arête portion....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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