Bouldering Colorado: More Than 700 Premier Boulders Throughout the State

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Globe Pequot, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 596 pages
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BOULDERING COLORADO: More than 1,000 Premier Boulders throughout the State

Bob Horan (Falcon)

The all-new climbers' guide with nearly twice the listings of any other

Colorado is one of the world's premier bouldering destinations, and Boulder resident Bob Horan has been climbing them all for 35 years. Horan has established hundreds of new routes and boulder problems, pushing standards such as the first free ascent of the Rainbow Wall, which is Eldorado Canyon's first 5.13, as well as Beware the Future (5.14) in the Flatirons. This original book contains nearly 4,000 individual routes covering the entire state, with some listings found nowhere else. Geared to all skill levels, the book is enhanced by roughly 900 detailed maps and full-color color photos accompanying Horan's comments.

Bob Horan has been climbing since he was a teenager, and has written extensively about it in several books and magazines. He and his family live in Boulder.

  

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I just stumbled upon this looking for better directions to biglandia. Great book!

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I havnt browsed this book in it entirety however there is one prominent error.
Red Cliff area: it is Klettergarden (from the German name) NOT Kluttergarden. The name is NOT derived from kluttering
mashies etc. How do I know? Well I used to live with the guy who discovered it and who kept it a secret for many many years. RIP Dave! 

Contents

Introduction
1
How to Use This Guide
2
Relative Bouldering Scales
3
Access
4
Equipment
5
FRONT RANGE NORTH
9
The 420s Area
15
Horsetooth Reservoir
20
Turkey Rocks Area
403
Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir
413
Sphinx Park Boulders
415
Canon CityShelf Road Area
416
Shelf Road Boulders
419
CENTRAL DIVIDE NORTH
425
Rabbit Ears Pass
427
Sumimt County
428

Carter Lake
35
EstesPark
51
Rocky Mountain National Park
70
Allenspark
83
Lyons Area
87
Button Rock Reservoir
89
South St Vrain Canyon
99
Camp Dick
103
Boulder Area 1 1 1
111
Mount Sanitas
112
Boulder Canyon
116
Flagstaff Mountain
135
Sacred Cliffs West Ridge of Green Mountain
155
Gross Reservoir
181
IS The Flatirons
185
Eldorado Canyon
222
Golden Area
279
Clear Creek Canyon
285
MatthewsWinters Park
303
Morrison Wall
311
AlderferThree Sisters Park
317
Mount Evans
325
Upper Clear CreekBerthoud Pass Area
340
EmpireCone Mountain
343
Georgetown Boulders
349
Guanella Pass
350
FRONT RANGE SOUTH
357
Devils Head Boulders
384
Colorado Springs Area
387
Ute Pass
391
Woodland Park
392
South Platte Area
395
Swan Mountain Blocks
431
Redcliff
433
Wolcott Blocks
440
CarbondaleNew Castle Area
442
New Castle Sands ofTime Boulders
449
Rifle Mountain Park
450
Basalt Area
451
Chapman Lake
453
Aspen Area
456
Independence Pass East
470
CENTRAL DIVIDE SOUTH
472
Collegiate Boulders
474
Nathrop Blocks
479
Mount Princeton Boulders
483
San Luis ValleyMonte Vista Area
485
Breakfast Boulders
492
Rio Grande Boulders
501
Gunnison Area
502
Lost Canyon
512
Taylor Canyon
516
Crested Butte
517
WESTERN SLOPE NORTH
523
Colorado National Monument
524
Black Canyon
537
WESTERN SLOPE SOUTH
539
Naturita
541
Paradox ValleyLong Park Road
542
Telluride Area
555
Bridalveil Falls AreaMine Boulder
561
Durango Area
563
Index
569
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About the author (2008)

Bob Horan has been climbing since he was a teenager and has written extensively about it in several books and magazines. He and his family live in Boulder, CO.

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