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Boulder Canyon - Cob Rock

  • Jun 25, 2013 · 7:30 AM

Man, I've been away for too long!  Looking forward to getting up to BC for more granite crack climbing.  Let's hit Cob Rock this time; it offers moderate and harder trad climbing with a northern exposure so we can stay cool in the heat of the day.  The granite in BC tends to be real solid, with good friction and solid gear placements.  There are plenty of routes in the 5.7 to 5.10 range; some single pitch and some two pitch.  Bring a trad rack if you have one!  Note: There are few if any opportunities to top-rope on Cob so I'm asking that those attending have at least a little experience cleaning trad routes.  Climbing will be in the traditional lead-follow manner.


We'll meet at Panera’s on N. Academy Blvd. at 7:30 am as it will take us close to 2 hours to get to Cob Rock. It’s close to the interstate and you can get good coffee and a breakfast snack there, if so inclined. The address is 7344 N Academy Blvd. That’s about halfway between Briargate Blvd and Woodmen Rd, on the west side of the street just north of Collins Rd. Since it tends to get busy in there, let’s meet up in the parking lot.

We’ll drive up together the best we can but just in case, this is the route for getting to Boulder Canyon: I-25 north to Denver; CO Hwy 470 west; the 470 ends at US Hwy 6. Follow US 6 north; at CO Hwy 58 the 6 turns to the west, we'll continue north onto CO Hwy 93 (Foothills Rd). Continue north into Boulder and turn west (left) onto Canyon Blvd.; once you pass the bridge at Arapahoe Blvd. you will have left Boulder proper and entered Boulder Canyon; look for the next bridge crossing Boulder Creek, zero your tripometer and drive another 6.6 miles.  Park in a pullout on the left.  Cross the creek using the obvious tyrolean and follow the trail uphill to the rock.

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  • Bill

    Despite my first ever lead flip, it was a great time trad climbing! Thanks guys!

    July 2, 2013

  • Jason

    I had a great time. Thanks Bill, Norman, and Steve

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be climbing trees instead!

    June 24, 2013

  • norman H.

    I will be coming from Denver so I will meet the group at the pullout, 6.6 miles, at about 9;30 am. I do not lead trad, but I can clean with the best. [masked] cell . I have accommodations in Denver, if anyone wants to stay the night afterwards.

    June 24, 2013

  • Margherita De T.

    Hi Bill, I recommend you check out this, I was also going there last week, then I saw Kevin comment about the tyrolean and changed my mind
    http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cob-rock/105744567 Margherita

    June 24, 2013

    • Bill

      Thanks Margherita. We can always go somewhere else if we don't like the look of the tyrolean. Do you know how far it is up or downstream to the next one?

      June 24, 2013

    • Jason

      Bill, how long will you stay in BC? I will be joining you around 11:00 am.

      June 24, 2013

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