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Submitted By: Orphaned on Feb 21, 2010
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Just past the gate is PRIVATE PROPERTY, Wait till the sign says PUBLIC before you start exploring. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Willow Creek is a nice bouldering area east of Gunnison and just outside Ohio City. Most areas get enough sun to climb when the temperatures dip, but there is also shade for the summer. The rock quality is pretty great by the road, but as you go higher up the hill you encounter more and more choss.


Getting There 

From Gunnison: Take US 50 East and take a left at Parlin towards Ohio City. Shortly before you reach Ohio City, there is a gate on the left. Go past this gate (MAKE SURE TO CLOSE IT), the first bit of the dirt road is PRIVATE PROPERTY, then there is a public lands sign. The Roadside Boulder and the Big Roof are obvious.


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The Hunted V12 8A+  CO : Gunnison : ... : Roadside Boulder
Same sit start as 'My Favorite Muffin' and 'May The Quartz Be With You'. Traverse low and right, into two opposing side-pulls. Using a high left heel, cross up to a sharp 2 finger pinch spike and bump again to a poor split finger pocket. Controll the swing as you release the heel and cross right hand to a bad quartz (slick) sloper. Intersect with 'May The Quartz Be With You' to top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Feb 21, 2010

We climbed here a lot in the spring of 1981. Great bouldering, and I have a great big scar on my shoulder as a result of a little route here.

By YDPL8S
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Feb 24, 2010

I remember going there a couple of years earlier with Jon Ake, Rosholt, Dickerson, and Jack Panek. As I recall, Rosholt was the one that showed us the place and he was also the only one to get up anything that was harder than V0. Those pre-pad days often turned bouldering sessions into beer sessions.

By patrick donahue
From: Gunnison, Colorado
Nov 11, 2011



Just a few shots from the Roadside Boulders.