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The Pink Floyd Area  

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Submitted By: Hoez on Jan 10, 2010  with updates from Nick Reecy
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BETA PHOTO: One small segment of the Main Boulder's east face.


The original description and directions for the Pink Floyd boulder.

Per Nick Reecy: the Pink Floyd Area is home to some of the best bouldering at Ninemile Hill. For all purposes, Pink Floyd Area is the far west boundary of the Chinese Algebra Area. The boulders are those which are located below the canyon's west wall above the main area of Chinese Algebra. The style of bouldering is predominantly vertical, but many slab and overhung problems exist as well. The rock quality is excellent, many of the landings are clear and flat, and the area is sublimely secluded from the highway that intersects the canyon.

For the Pink Floyd Boulder: anyways, this massive boulder has many problems on it and the rest of the area around it has great potential. The entire east face (all 60 or so feet of it) is lined with great landings and good holds, just to be topped off with an awesome downclimb on the other side. So, no need to worry about how to get down from this big guy.

I'm gonna get a map made up soon for this area.

Getting There 

Per Nick Reecy: from the Chinese Algebra parking area, go through the green gate (close it behind you), follow the foot path downhill, cross East Creek, head uphill, make a right on the dirt track, head north by northwest for a few minutes, make a left onto a well worn foot path, head west through a sage brush meadow toward the west canyon wall. The trail will eventually deposit you at the Main Boulder. At a brisk pace, you can reach the area in about 10 minutes.

The Pink Floyd Boulder is a littler harder to get to than the main Chinese Algebra area. Instead of heading down the trail after crossing the creek, you head up it, moving your way up and through the brush to a clearing. From this point, you'll follow an game trail that heads through the open field towards the base of the cliff (west). Wind your way along the trail - don't give up, keep going - and you'll hit it sooner or later. The entire area has many big blocks with a lot of good climbs on them.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.9 miles from here

66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pink Floyd Area:
Dakota Concrete   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Megalomania Block
Post War Dream   V2 5+     Boulder   Main Boulder
Cold Shower   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Megalomania Block
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Once you see this boulder on the trailhead up towards it... you'll cruise up and eventually hit an open "field" - follow the game trail until you hit the bouldering area.
Once you see this boulder on the trailhead up towa...

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By Nick Reecy
From: Clifton, CO
Feb 3, 2012
Sweet, thanks for posting!
By Hoez
From: Uganda
Feb 5, 2012