This is a creek-side and south-facing boulder with mostly highball problems. Bring a pad.
There are problems on its north, west, and south sides.
From Tom Hanson: this was originally climbed by former Castlewood head ranger Bob Finch, who suggested it to "The Boys of The Wood": T Hanson, S Sills, M Brooks and Steebo Carpenter, who polished off every contrivance on this rock, Circa mid-eighties.
This was originally submitted before 2001 for the climbingboulder.com website. With the change in format of MP.com, this was converted to a subarea.
This is located on the East side of creek along the Inner Canyon Trail. You'll see it after walking North for a few minutes after crossing the bridge. Mostly it has easier problems, but topping out is highball. The descent is a V1 crack or whatever you prefer... .
On the West face of Phallic Rock (The Mod Pod) is this fine problem. The start is to the left of the crack. The first move is a long reach or dyno to the shallow, positive pocket. There are good holds up high, but topping out will get your attention. The problem is on the face you can't see to the left of this pic. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
Local Information for The Mod Pod aka Phallic Rock
T Hanson - originally climbed by former Castlewood head ranger Bob Finch, who suggested it to "The Boys of The Wood": T. Hanson, S. Sills, M. Brooks, Steebo Carpenter, who polished off every contrivance on this rock. Circa mid-eighties.
Benningfield erroneously names this boulder "Phallic Rock" in his guide. The true name is "The Mod Pod." The Mod Pod was one of the very first boulders to be climbed upon in the Upper Canyon. Former CCSP head ranger Bob Finch first touched this stone and The Boys of the Wood exhausted every possible variant in the early to mid-eighties.
I love this rock. For the opportunistic, park at the north entrance, hike to the dam, then up inner canyon trail, at night. Then climb this baby with a headlamp! Not that I would go into the park after 9:00 pm...but a guy told me it would be cool...Watch out for lurking predatorial animals.
This is absolutely the coolest boulder I have ever climbed! It has so may variations. All the people were wondering why I brought my "bed" to the boulder. I think the best line is on the side facing the creek (south, I think). It starts on a match jug and goes to another jug, then to a side pull cobble and way the hell left to another cobble. Get your feet wide and pull to the side crimp on the coral-looking cobble. Then, up to a depression and up to the top. For tall people, V2. Short people with carnie hands, V3. Have fun kids. Phallic Fock is the coole.