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Three Buffoons

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Anus Great T,TR 
Left Cheek TR 
Right Cheek T,TR 

Three Buffoons Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,700'
Location: 40.0161, -105.3109 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 1, 2005
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This is a 50 ft crag located just upstream from the Dome, Frogman's Pinnacle, Ament's Rock near the mouth of Boulder Canyon. Nice there were 3 of us there...hey..... Obscure, short, but uncrowded. It is listed in both Rossiter's guides for Boulder Canyon with a single, oddly named route, Anus Great, a 4-inch crack. At least 2 other lines have been done here.


A. Left Cheek, 11- R/X or TR, 1p, 50'.
B. Anus Great, 8+, 1p, 50', gear.
C. Right Cheek, 7, 1p, 50', gear.

Getting There 

Park at either of the lots at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, as for The Dome or Elephant Rocks. Cross the bridge, follow the trail about 200m upstream past a fenced part to a sign indicating the border of Boulder. Look uphill & identify a short, wider-looking crack. Hike up a loose path about 75m to the base. Beware of poison ivy, especially at the base of the right side of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

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Right Cheek 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Boulder Canyon : Three Buffoons
This is a short, hand-sized crack on the R side of the Three Buffoons formation. It may be used as a warm up for Anus Great, to its L. It remains in the shade in the morning. It is for the seekers of the obscure & close or the cogno-lost.Move up the lower block on the with the crack on the right and gain a ledge. Continue up along a mostly-hands crack to the top. 50 ft. Walkoff L.Beware of leaving your rope piled up in poison ivy....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Greg Howland
Aug 15, 2009
I lost a BD ATC-Guide two weeks ago or so up in Boulder Canyon. I think I lost it around the Dome/Elephant Butresses area (but could be somewhere else). I'm just a poor college kid with no money and now no belay device. If you found it and returned it, I would be extremely grateful and would be more than happy to reward you with some beer.

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