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Ray Motel Boulders

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Ray Motel Boulders  


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Location: 38.2162, -108.5673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Fox on Aug 29, 2008
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Stuck for a few days in the "lovely" town of Naturita Colorado? Unfortunate enough to be staying at the Ray Motel? Don't fret! Even though there's mold on the ceiling, the roaches dance on your toothbrush, and the only food in town is served by waitresses so cross-eyed that when they cry the tears roll down their backs, rejoice! There is climbing to be had! If you cannot drive elsewhere and/or just want to grip some stone after a hard days work or drive, hop on three sandstone boulders direcly behind the hotel.

Situated right behind the hotel there are three large climbable sandstone boulders. I would gather to say that I and my buddy are the first to "send" them as they were really gritty, covered in lichen and somewhat crumbly. We work out here every summer and have to stay at the Ray Motel so we were happy to find these gems as there is absolutely nothing else to do here after work...unless you like shitty bars or cow tipping.

However, there are some good lines on them! I have named them from high on the hill to lowest: Shibby Boulder, Zoltan Boulder, and Continuum Transfunctioner Boulder. Can you tell that the last movie I watched before sending these problems was Dude Where's My Car?? On these are several fun, short, long and difficult climbs.

Getting There 

From the parking lot at the Ray Motel, walk past the large indoor communal toilet...er, pool. Climb the hill and head for the obvious boulders.

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Weather station 13.6 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Ray Motel Boulders

Smoky McPot V2- 5+  CO : Naturita and Paradox Valley : Ray Motel Boulders
Start on thin fingers and move up and right towards the top. Smear your feet on the grippy sandstone. A decent problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Zoltan Boulder showing the problem Cristy Boner.
BETA PHOTO: Zoltan Boulder showing the problem Cristy Boner.
Continuum Transfunctioner Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: Continuum Transfunctioner Boulder.
Problems:  <br />Red = Johnny Potsmoker <br />Blue = Smoky McPot <br />Yellow = Where's Your Car Dude?
BETA PHOTO: Problems:
Red = Johnny Potsmoker
Blue = Smoky McP...
Zoltan Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: Zoltan Boulder.
Shibby Boulder problems. <br />Blue = Chinese Food Mind Games <br />Red = We're Not Guys, We're Hot Chicks <br />Yellow = And Theeeeeeeen?
BETA PHOTO: Shibby Boulder problems.
Blue = Chinese Food Mind ...

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By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Aug 29, 2008
Downclimbing off Shibby Boulder can be dangerous and somewhat difficult. Head NE off the top towards the elementary school and downclimb towards a lower boulder. Where the slope turns vert, jump onto the low boulder.