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Mount Boner

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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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Location: 40.1684, -105.4782 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Darin Lang on Nov 2, 2001
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Mount Boner seen from Punk Rock. Brian is on Shaki...

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

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   
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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Side Effects 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Mount Boner
Move up the fairly steep and sustained slab past three bolts to the roof (5.10c). The first bolt is a bit on the high side in my opinion. From here, you have two options. (1) the natural line ascends easier ground on the right side of the flake past a couple more bolts (the same ones you just clipped topping out Confession); or (2) move slightly left and surmount the roof at a bolt. I've never been able to pull the roof variation, but the the move is shown as 11c in the latest Gille...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Mark raps off Mt Boner in the rain.  We've defiant...
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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!