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The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )

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The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders ) 


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Description 

Without a doubt this is the highest concentration of hard boulder problems in Eldorado Canyon. There are a dozen or more beautifully formed boulders scattered throughout the ridges to the south of Eldorado Canyon Trail. The setting is peaceful and blissfully quiet (let's keep it that way, please leave the music at home!).


Getting There 

It is best to go with someone who knows the area well. The approach is described in Colorado Bouldering 2 by Benningfield and Samet. The boulders are scattered on the ridges to the south of the Eldorado Canyon Trail after you pass the Rincon cutoff and the trail levels out. A couple of the boulder are visible on the ridge lines but most are hidden in the trees. It is very easy to walk right past a classic boulder and not even see it because of the contour of the land and the junipers.


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6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders ):
Southern Prow   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   The East Egg
Eggman   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   The East Egg
The Walrus   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   The East Egg
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Local Information for The Musical Boulders (aka- Eldorado Canyon Trail Boulders )
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The Starting Blocks. <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller.
The Starting Blocks.
Photo by: Frosty Weller.
East Egg - Shaun Weller on West Face Traverse (V0). <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller.
East Egg - Shaun Weller on West Face Traverse (V0)...
Matt having at Elegant Universe.
Matt having at Elegant Universe.
Topping out the V6/7 on the Overlook Boulder, The Outback, Eldo.
Topping out the V6/7 on the Overlook Boulder, The ...
The Starting Blocks. <br />Photo by: Frosty Weller.
The Starting Blocks.
Photo by: Frosty Weller.
The Inquiry, Metaphysical Boulders, Eldorado.
The Inquiry, Metaphysical Boulders, Eldorado.
Ted Lanzano almost getting the dyno on Elegant Universe.
Ted Lanzano almost getting the dyno on Elegant Uni...
Sei, Whale Boulder, Eldo.
Sei, Whale Boulder, Eldo.
Project, Lower Meta-Musicals, Eldo.
Project, Lower Meta-Musicals, Eldo.
Dissociation of Personality (V7ish).
Dissociation of Personality (V7ish).
Project, Metaphysicals, Eldo.
Project, Metaphysicals, Eldo.
BH on FA of Skyeye Arete, Lower Sobo, Eldorado West.
BH on FA of Skyeye Arete, Lower Sobo, Eldorado Wes...
Invertebrate Learning (V5).
Invertebrate Learning (V5).
From across the canyon....
From across the canyon....
Paradigm Shift, V6. Hard to Find, harder to ascend. Great problem.  <br />Climber Pete Zoller, FA Ryan Fields.
Paradigm Shift, V6. Hard to Find, harder to ascend...
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By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Dec 24, 2009

The Ute Pass description is like this and it really adds a sense of adventure. I vote how to leave it as it is as one who will hopefully one day make it out to these boulders.

By Flash Gordon
Dec 27, 2009

I added some photos. Should this not be changed to just the Eldo Canyon Trail Boulders since there are more than just the Musicals here? Let the adventures begin!

By Ivo Penchev
Apr 20, 2011

Ivo Penchev - Elegant Universe V11, Eldorado Canyon CO.

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By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 4, 2013

I named these the musical boulders way back in the '70s listening to a song by Peter Gabriel (Genesis) called the "Musical Box". I was on a bouldering roll, sent a load of problems, 5.13 style, and the song played in my head, before Walkman, before iPod, and so I named them the "Musical Boulders" way back when.