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By Terry Kieck
Jul 24, 2007
Using Phillip Benninfield's Colorado bouldering guide book (which is several years old) I attempted to access Nicky's boulders just outside of Estes Park. When I arrived at the parking lot described in the guide it was posted for permit only and there are brand new homes between this lot and the boulder field. Is there still access to these boulders? If so, what is it?
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By Luis Barandiaran
From Longmont, CO
Jul 24, 2007
Shaking the Pope's Hand- The Ironclads
Don't think so... we went out there of one of our first bouldering excursions maybe '02 or '03. They started building like a year later. I'm sure the eastern half does not even exist anymore, possibly including that "Whale" boulder (which was totally cool looking!). To tell the truth, the rock there was painful! Super sharp.... never went back. You're much better off at the Little Twin Owls area and the Book Boulders.

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By Don Morris
From Denver, CO
Feb 3, 2013
Up on Vail Pass.
Access is available just west of Nicky's Resort Lodge. 100 yards of trail gets you to National Park land. The Whale's Eye Boulder is still there.

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