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Mount Boner

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Confession S,TR 
Dirty No-Gooders S 
Power House Ministry S 
Shake Hands With the Unemployed S,TR 
Shaking the Pope's Hand S,TR 
Side Effects S,TR 
Slap and Tickle S,TR 
Smack the Cold Booty S,TR 

Mount Boner 


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Submitted By: Darin Lang on Nov 2, 2001
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Description 

This is a fun sport crag with quality routes from 5.8 to 5.11 on solid granite. The routes here are similar in character to, but longer than, the routes on the neighboring Punk Rock. Try them all, but I particularly enjoy Shaking the Pope's Hand (5.8) and Smack the Smack the Cold Booty (5.11b). All routes (with the possible exception of the 5.10 roof route at the far right of the crag) can be set up with a TR, although access around the back side of Mt. Boner is a bit more involved than for Punk Rock. Just follow your nose and be prepared for a few low fifth class moves.

L->R:

A. Slap and Tickle, 10-, 1p, bolts.
B. Unknown, 5, 1p, gear & bolt.
C. La Femme Delight, 5, 1p, gear.
D. Shake Hands With The Unemployed, 7+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
E. Dirty No-Gooders, 6, 1p, bolts.
F. Smack the Cold Booty, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
G. Side Effects, 10 or 11, 1p, bolts.
H. Confession, 11, 1p, 45', bolts.
I. Shaking The Pope's Hand, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
J. Power House Ministry, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.


Getting There 

Follow the directions to the Ironclads. Hop out of your car and make the grueling 1 minute approach to Mt. Boner, the obvious crag to the left of Punk Rock. Unlike Punk Rock, you will not be able to belay out of the back of your pickup, but it's pretty close.


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Boner:
Dirty No-Gooders   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Shaking the Pope's Hand   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Slap and Tickle   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Side Effects   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Confession   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
Smack the Cold Booty   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Setting up top rope on Shake the Pope's Hand.

Shaking the Pope's Hand 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mount Boner
This is an excellent, well-protected beginner lead and is just plain fun to do whenever you're there. Climb up the slab to the first bolt (probably the crux), and then follow easier ground past 3 more bolts to a water groove where the slab rears back to vertical. Move up the water groove on huge incuts (and a birdbath) to a two-bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Mark raps off Mt Boner in the rain.  We've defiantly climbed more here than the place deserves.
Mark raps off Mt Boner in the rain. We've defiant...
Mount Boner, Estes Park Valley, The Ironclads.
Mount Boner, Estes Park Valley, The Ironclads.
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By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 5, 2001

Having done every route on both Punk Rock and Mount Boner (yeah, I know, woo-hoo) I have to agree that Smack the Cold Booty and Shaking the Pope's Hand are definitely the best on either rock, and really the only ones possibly worthy of more than 2 stars.

By Neal Brigner
Nov 6, 2001

The 5.10 roof problem on the far right side of Mt. Boner should be noted to have loose hangers under the roof and above, probably just need a wrench, so Beware!~

By L G
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 12, 2007

Nice 'n shady. A relief from the heat down below as it didn't have sun on the face until about 1330 on 12 Aug.

By Tyler Phillips
Oct 28, 2013

Could someone order these routes up L->R or R->L? That would be most helpful!