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Plethora Boulders

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Plethora Boulders  


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Location: 38.9291, -108.4907 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Plethora Boulders host a number of classic problems in an easy-to-get-to location and make for a fantastic workout. The majority of the problems are on the east face and thus receive nice late-morning to mid-day sun in the winter and make for a shady place to climb on a summer evening. The rock, like everything in this section of canyon, is sandstone. Almost all the problems on the east faces are on excellent quality rock. However, dubius stone can be found on the west faces.

I have included almost all the problems I know of on these boulders -- which is probably not all -- and all grades are what I have been told on a mini tour of the area. Unfortunately, I do not know any of the names or guide book grades. So if you know them please submit them!

The easiest descent for all problems on this boulder is off the south face.

Getting There 

From US Highway 50, about 10 minutes from downtown Junction, turn onto CO Highway 141 towards Gateway/Naturita. Take this highway for about 5 minutes until you see the obvious, triangular Fossil Boulder on your right. Pull off here, check out the fossil imprints, and warm up on the easy, super-classic high balls. Then hop back in your car and drive 100' south to the Plethora Boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.3 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',4],['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 Plethora Boulders:
Left Plethora 3   V0 4     Boulder   
Left Plethora 2   V4 6B     Boulder   
Route 4   V4 6B     Boulder   
Route 3   V4 6B     Boulder   
Left Plethora 4   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Route 2   V5 6C     Boulder   
Left Plethora 1   V5 6C     Boulder   
Route 7   V6 7A     Boulder   
Route 5   V8 7B     Boulder   
Red    V9 7C     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Plethora Boulders
The V8.

Route 5 V8 7B  CO : Grand Junction area : ... : Plethora Boulders
This is an excellent problem that isn't over until one has fully rocked over onto the slab. Start sitting with your right hand on the obvious blocky hold and left hand on a large edge. Make a desperate first move up to a sloper or pocket and then move up to good pocket, hold the swing and continue straight up the face to the sloping lip. It may be wise to check out the top out and figure out what you can desperately crimp on before getting here on the send....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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On the backside of the Plethora Boulders is this fun problem. Not sure how hard it is... maybe V4?
On the backside of the Plethora Boulders is this f...

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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008
This is an absolute classic boulder with great lines. Don't miss it if you're in the area.
By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Feb 14, 2009
Admins please place as area in Bone Park. Thanks.
By Max Robbins
Mar 4, 2013
Can anybody upload the topo that this areas routes are named after?