BETA PHOTO: Talent Scout.
The Talent Scout, though small, is home to two local testpieces, Talent Scout Roof
. Requiring both strength and finesse, these problems often send hopeful boulderers skittering down the slick, small edges that some people like to call "footholds" on the west face - black rubber streaks and lots of tick marks are a testament to the challenging nature of footwork on the Talent Scout. In addition to these two fickle, tough problems, the Talent Scout boasts a fun, juggy Standard Route with variations from V1 to V3, and an easier line up the northwest arete.
The base of the Talent Scout has seen some attempts at leveling and paving with flat rocks, making it one of the better landings in the area.
The southernmost free-standing boulder at Rotary, Talent Scout is easy to find. As the trail heads south from the parking lot around the ridgeline and reaches the Cat's Eye Face, look left and you'll see this small block about 10 feet downhill - walk just past it, turning left on a well-established trail to the base of the boulder.
4 Total Routes
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Powerglide V8 7B CO
: Fort Collins
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This problem is on the Talent Scout Bouder, just down the hill from the Bolt Wall. Start right in the middle of the north-facing side of the boulder. Starting on two small slopey crimps and a slick left foot. The key move is the powerful dynamic move up the the obvious rail from the two heinous crimps. Awesome problem, but hard on the tips and tendons. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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By Matt Pufnock
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2013
Anyone know if/what the line is that treads up the extreme right side of the Talent Scout Boulder? Did this line 2 weekends ago but unable to find any info.
Line starts on the 2 left-facing crimps on the far right side (down low). From there, it's straight up hitting the left hand sloper; then a long reach up and right to a small (but positive) slopy dish. One last campusy bump gets you to the good topout holds. No use of right arete.