The Bowling Alley Rock Climbing
Shane on Take the Termites Bowling.
This is a relatively newly bolted crag just east of Practice Rock. Somebody went bolt-crazy on this rock, but the result is very well-protected routes. It's a steep dihedral; the east face is a solid slab, while the west face feels inverted and a little more crumbly. With a 60m rope, there's a great belay station with a nice rock as a bench.
To help reorganize this area, this crag is divided into the Main Crag
& Lower Right Side
Park as for Practice Rock, ~8.1 mi West of Elephant Buttresses. Hike up & right from Practice Rock.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Bowling Alley
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bowling Alley:
Featured Route For The Bowling Alley
Splitting Hares 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Lower Right Side
This route is located on the far right-side of the Bowling Alley, just right of a large, ponderosa tree fifty feet from the road. Climb up past two bolts and place gear in a thin crack. Make a dicey move left and clip a bolt in a small corner. Make some hard moves past the bolt and gain a good ledge. Fire up a short crack and reach a large ledge. Clip a bolt and make some cool face moves up to the anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Bowling Alley and all of its tiers, as seen fr...
By Chris Cavallaro
Dec 1, 2005
Does anyone know about the new climbs above the Bowling Alley? Is there a new guidebook which covers these climbs? Any info much appreciated!
By Rich C
Aug 11, 2008
There is now a lot of very very loose rocks/boulders along the approach to the top tier because of the rescue yesterday. BE CAREFUL
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2009
Red chalk bag found under the 5.9 or 5.10a behind tree route last week. Does this belong to anyone?