The Potato Chip Boulder Rock Climbing
Erin in send mode on this nice problem.
This boulder is a popular warm-up area located on the eastern edge of Lower Chaos, close to the lower lake below Lake Haiyaha. It is the second formation you will encounter after the walk in. It is easily identified by a long, slightly overhanging north face and a deep gully on the west end, on the right as you face the wall. The Potato Chip
(V7, sds V8 or 9) climbs an obvious series of crimps out of the gully. Other nondescript problems can be found on the wall to the left.
Follow the usual approach to Lower Chaos, rockhop along the edge of the lower lake, pass the Warm-Up Boulder heading west and The Potato Chip
will show up on the left shortly.
Climbing Season For the Chaos Canyon Bouldering area.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Potato Chip Boulder
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Potato Chip Boulder:
Featured Route For The Potato Chip Boulder
Potato Chip V7- 7A+ CO
: Alpine Rock
: ... : The Potato Chip Boulder
This climb begins on a decent left hand crimp and a good right hand sidepull. Cross left hand, bad right hand, bump to the "potato chip" hold. Shuffle feet, left hand up to a bad intermediate pinch and bump to a nice incut jug/crimp. Match. Left hand up to a decent sidepulling crimp right foot up. Toss to a decent sidepull--the top of it is a jug. Stay cool on the topout or move slightly left on jugs.Crux is moving to the nice incut jug/crimp. Two stars for good holds and nice movement. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Local Information for The Potato Chip Boulder
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From: Estes Park, CO
Aug 24, 2009
Does anyone know the name of the boulder directly SW of the Potato Chip Boulder? You know, the short, gently overhanging one with the top-out through the tree branches...thanks in advance.
By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Aug 25, 2009
I think you are referring to Geeks of the Industry, V7.