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A cool boulder with two classic Carter problems on its south face- South Line (V4) and Standard Route (V3). Each of these are among the best problems of their grade at Carter.

Getting There 

Park at the south lot (the one with the the concrete open-air john). The chalked south face of Scenic Rock is easily visible on the hillside above the parking area.

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Scenic Rock:
Standard Route   V3 6A     Boulder   
South Line   V4 6B     Boulder   
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South Line.

South Line V4 6B  CO : Fort Collins : ... : Scenic Rock
Maybe not as classic as the Right Eliminator problems, but this problem is perhaps among the best for the grade in the state. Start as for Standard Route, but crank to the large slopey holds out left. Figure out some feet that work for you, then lunge for a positive hold at the lip. Your feet will probably swing wildly, so a spotter is definitely nice....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By allen simons
Sep 24, 2003

Yes, I love this boulder. There are two more climbs on it. On the far Left is a V-2, go straight up the left overhanging arete. Secondly, there is a 5.12 traverse going right to left, the top is out. The V-4 on this rock is one of my favorites.

By Jordan A.
Mar 10, 2009

Anybody have a name/rating for the right to left traverse beginning right of the hueco, moving through south line, and finishing on juggy holds on the far left arete? Good holds, bad feet, very technical. Seems harder than 5.12. I'd peg it at V6+ but who knows? Also, there is a hard sit-start on the left side beginning on an undercling then a big move up to a high right gaston or pissy left crimp.

By Brett Billings
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 25, 2009

Jordan, according to the older guide book by Bob Horan, it's called "Scenic Traverse" and goes at B1+/B2, which I think translates to somewhere between V5 and V7. On his diagram of the rock, it looks like he has the traverse starting at about the mid-level pocket. Hope this helps.

By Jordan A.
Apr 2, 2009

Thanks for the info Brett. Not that it really affects the grade, but we were beginning this on the jug right of the pocket, just to add another logical move and maybe a little extra pump. Also try starting far left side and traversing right and finish on standard; same crux but slightly easier for some reason.