This is a fragile alpine bouldering area and following Leave No Trace principles is important. Never stash pads. Do not alter landings, chip or glue holds, or remove or alter vegetation. Walk on hard surfaces such as boulders or established trails. Store your gear on boulders instead of dirt or vegetation. Clean up spilled chalk and tick marks and brush holds. Keep your presence low key and unobtrusive. Pack out everything you brought and anything else that shouldn't have been left there. RMNP rangers are very aware of the impact that bouldering has on this environment.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This area comprises the main bouldering areas in Rocky Mountain National Park including: Chaos Canyon, Tyndall Gorge (containing Emerald Lake and the Hallett's Boulder), and miscellaneous boulders such as Lonestar/Stinkbug. Specific descriptions are found under the respective areas.
If you want to add any problems in RMNP, check to make sure there is not an area or boulder already set up that it can be added to. Do not add individual problems to this site unless there is an area and boulder description in place. If there aren't any, feel free to add them, but make sure the descriptions are detailed and accurate for all three, area, boulder, and problem.
Access generally through the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station though other access points may be needed, depending on the areas.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for RMNP Bouldering Areas:
Most people say the crux is the long lock off to to the tooth hold. I, however, disagree. I believe this is the beginning of the crux. From here to the "jug." Although the redpoint crux comes all the way down to the back to back dynos at the end. Would have got for starts except for the landing and the grease on a few of the holds. Bring alcohol!Beta: Start matched on the well chalked jug, high right foot, cross left hand to crimp and stretch, stretch, stretch out the the crimp next to th...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
Anyone ever boulder on the walls just before Mills Lake? I was messing around on the wall just after you take the steep incline and go under the fallen tree - there's a fun overhanging problem right away, and a few lines as you go down the rock. I couldn't top any of them due to the snow, so I figured I'd put this up to see if anyone knows if these have names/grades.
You can camp at Mount Evans, but RMNP is very tightly controlled for bivying and camping. The hike in, even to Upper, is not much more than an hour, so even if it was allowed, camping would be more trouble than it was worth.