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The Black Hole

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Air Jordan 
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Clear the Runway! 
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Government Issue 
Grape Ape 
Keeping Up With The Joneses 
Kwajh aka. Troll 
Magic Johnson 
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Pop goes the weasle 
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Upper Wisdom 

The Black Hole  

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The Black Hole is on the hillside just north of town. Check out classics such as Helicopter and Cytogrinder. Also, any number of linkups can be made. For example, try linking up Tendonitis traverse with a problem up the black hole, or make your problem into a loop!

Getting There 

Park on the South side of Morrison Rd, in Morrison at the obvious pullouts. Head east down Morrison Rd. just past where guardrails begin on the north side. Now, head up the trail strait north and the black hole is at the top. It's big, it's black, and it's a hole.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Black Hole:
Breashears' Crack   V1 5     Boulder   
Upper Wisdom   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   
Air Jordan   V5 6C     Boulder   
Helicopter   V5 6C     Boulder   
Missile   V5 6C     Boulder   
Revlon   V6 7A     Boulder   
Full Wisdom aka Wisdom Simulator   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Death by Drowning   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Midnight Express (aka CJMD)   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Magic Johnson   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Air Loopis   V8 7B     Boulder   
Pressure Sensitive   V8 7B     Boulder   
Cytogrinder   V8 7B     Boulder   
Keeping Up With The Joneses   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
Extra Otis   V11 8A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Toe Hooking on Helicopter.

Helicopter V5 6C  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : The Black Hole
This is the ultra classic of Morrison and the doorway to nearly all the hard routes in the Black Hole. This may be the hardest V5 that you will ever work and packs more beta into 12 feet of climbing than most other problems I know!!!This is nearly impossible to describe, however, ask anyone that climbs at Morrison, and they will be able to give you a better idea. The original version starts on the left side of the Black Hole on a jug, and traverses into the sloping crux of Copter. Most people...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Black Hole.
The Black Hole.
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Luke Childers pulling into the crux section of &qu...
Luke Childers tossing for the sloper on "CJMD...
Luke Childers tossing for the sloper on "CJMD...
Luke Childers on "Air Jordan."  Morrison...
Luke Childers on "Air Jordan." Morrison...
The Black Hole taking its toll on my fingers.
The Black Hole taking its toll on my fingers.

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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jan 25, 2010
I just realized today that although I tend to think of Morrison as an 'ok' place to boulder, I've given most of the problems here three stars. They really are good, although there is some contrivance and an un-aesthetic appeal to the area to a degree. It's also kinda cool bouldering and looking down on the town of Morrison and watching bikers and hikers cruise by, and being able to go get ice cream mid-session.
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Jun 2, 2013
A little slice of Rifle for the Front Range, polished, slopey, and slippery defines climbing here. If ya dig Rifle, you will probably like it. Personally I hate climbing in Rifle, so this place kind of sucked. Might of been good for the first thousand people that climbed here.
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