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Upper Boulderfield Area

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Upper Boulderfield Area  


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Description 

This area is host to great bouldering just off the road as well as a few small crags jutting out of the hillside above. Its high altitude makes it a good hang on all but the warmest of summer days.

Getting There 

From Aspen, drive CO-82 up Independence Pass 11 miles to one of two large pullouts on the left. Directions to each of the crags in the Upper Boulderfield Area begin from these pullouts.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

71 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',0],['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 Upper Boulderfield Area:
Lightning Bolt Crack   V0 4     Boulder   Upper Boulderfield aka Bull... : Lightning Bolt Boulder
Dynamic Plan SDS   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Upper Boulderfield aka Bull... : Dynamic Blocks
Unknown V6   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 8'   Upper Boulderfield aka Bull... : The Warm Up Boulder
Buckets of Love   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Upper Bulldog Cliff
The Other White Meat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Bulldog Cliff
Eager Beaver   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Lower Bulldog Cliff
Kung Pao Kitty   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper Bulldog Cliff
Bush Pilot   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Bulldog Cliff
Hard When Wet   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Bulldog Cliff
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Lightning Bolt Crack V0 4  CO : Independence Pass : ... : Lightning Bolt Boulder
Climb the crack that splits the east face of the Lightning Bolt Boulder. This is a sweet overhanging jug haul that has many different variations. It is a great warmup. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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