Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Tomato Rock

Select Route:
Backyard Boulder 
North Crack Left 
North Crack Right 
Rosebud 
Tomato Traverse 

Tomato Rock 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 788
Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ross on Jul 26, 2009
Forecast:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Clear
80° | 47°
Clear
77° | 56°
Clear
84° | 56°
Clear
67° | 49°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
60° | 50°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!

Description 

Tomato Rock is a bald knob North and across US 36 from the bolted "Pinewood Rock" on Button Rock. The dome is above and North of Little Thompson River (stream). Been bouldering here since 1997, probably not the first but have cleaned a few problems.

Summit holds 6 easy problems, other areas are scattered about the hill on South, East, and North sides. Some problems not listed independently are as follows:

The dome itself has a notch with a one move 5.9 remaining is 5.4.

South side of dome is good full length 5.5 solo up to tree, step left and up.

South SW just around corner of previous is 20' hand crack about 5.7+.

Downstream next to Giant Pink Slab is OH with 5.10 crack and hornets nest nearby. A good problem that used to hold a big tree stump that finally fell.

The ratings are all my guesses.

Another boulder on East face of Tomato Rock near base is to close to my neighbor's property line & house, so it has not been added.

Please keep a low profile, the NFS has recently added property markers, so I can finally publish these back yard boulders as they lie in NFS Roosevelt.
--Ross


Getting There 

N40 17.144 W105 21.546
To not cross private property you would come in from US 36 from bridge head downstream. Backyard Boulder lies 200 feet downstream and past Giant Pink Slab. Rosebud can be seen from road as 25' 110 degree roof 300' above river and above Giant Pink Slab (GPS).

If you head up a gully before GPS, you will pass various features:
Isolated boulders on left and right.
35' wall with cave and 5.7 OW climb above cave.
Leaning slab with 5.5 - 5.9 TR problems

These are not Rosebud which is further up the hill.


Climbing Season


5 Total Routes


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


Featured Route For Tomato Rock

Backyard Boulder 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3  CO : Lyons : ... : Tomato Rock
Rock faces South and sports 3 easy 5.8ish problems,From left is Whale mouth like feature OW.Middle climb goes up arch under roof and is classic!Third on right starts in corner, up crack and to left top out on big holds.A 11ish short boulder problem goes up downclimb to right of middle problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Local Information for Tomato Rock
Local Shops
A true mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder's Flatirons.
Gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience.
Closeouts and cosmetic 2nds at below wholesale prices.
News
Aug 29 Bentgate Is Hiring: Backcountry Ski Tech 0
Aug 18 New Feature: Season Charts   4
Aug 15 Wayne Crill's Fundraiser 0
Jul 9 Access Fund is hiring in Boulder 0
Jun 11 New Women's Speed Record on the Nose   6
Jun 7 A Tribute to Jeff Lowe   4

[ Read All News ]
Upcoming Events
Sep 26Reel Rock 2014 - South Denver
Comments on Tomato Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -