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Post by heavyc » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:05 pm

I am going to the Boulder-Denver area for 10 days near the end of June and would like to take my 14 year old son for a day of bouldering and maybe a different day or half day on an easy 2-3 pitch trad route with some scenic exposure, where is the best and lower graded bouldering within a 2-3 hour drive of Denver, looking for V0-V4 bouldering and 5.5- 5.9 route, ideas? we may be doing other touristy stuff a bit farther from Denver during the time but for the most part will be based in the Boulder-Denver and probably Estes Park areas where we will be visiting with some family

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Re: need advice

Post by Cromper » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:40 pm

I'd say flagstaff mtn for bouldering and eldo or boulder canyon for the trad. All very near the boulder area. Hope you guys have a fun time!

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Re: need advice

Post by One-Fall » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:42 pm

Flagstaff was sweet and most of it right off the road. Lots of problems in the range you listed.
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Re: need advice

Post by heavyc » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:48 pm

thanks, any need for a guidebook at Flagstaff or is it pretty easy to just show up and find something?

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Re: need advice

Post by pigsteak » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:08 pm

go to one of the sweet gyms in the area.
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Re: need advice

Post by vertical1 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:26 pm

Contact me, as I live in Boulder now. I would recommend the Satellite boulders in the flatirons for bouldering and either the Flatirons or Boulder Canyon for trad. I have guidebooks to both. you can email me at ecchastang over at gmail dot com. Flagstaff gets a little warmer in the summer, and its hard on the skin.

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Re: need advice

Post by Shamis » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:51 pm

Plenty of good moderate multi-pitch in Eldo.

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Re: need advice

Post by clif » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 am

i've only passed through the area briefly a few times but i would not hit horsetooth, flagstaff, flatirons (but you know,-iconic) unless you just have a few hours to burn. estes park/rmnp is only 1.5 hours and is unique, convenient and epic...

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Re: need advice

Post by toad857 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:03 am

isn't eldorado canyon hot as hell during June?

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Re: need advice

Post by heavyc » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:05 am

thanks everyone! any easy bouldering around Estes? or where you suggesting it for the easy trad? because I think my parents (who are meeting us there) want to spend some time in Estes, yea I took him for a surfing trip and one day of climbing in Tahquitz last year that went pretty well, I was more in to the surfing than him, the water was pretty damn cold even with wetsuits and he couldn't get into it (we should have went later in the summer)

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Re: need advice

Post by dustonian » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:14 am

Good bouldering all around the main trail up to Lumpy Ridge in Estes.

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Re: need advice

Post by Jay » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:42 pm

+1 on the Flatirons. The Dome in Boulder Canyon and Eldo also have some great easy trad. As far as bouldering goes, Horsetooth and the Satellite boulders, and Carter Lake are all great, but Clif is right- you'd probably need more than a half day to enjoy completely.
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