Monday, May 5, 2008

Eldorado’s Deserted Boulders

Eldorado Canyon State Park is home to hundreds of roped climbing routes. For those who enjoy a vertical challenge, there’s also abundant bouldering to be had.

Saturday, some friends introduced me to the Boulders below Rincon. These stone sentries proved exciting and intimidating. I’ve come to the “art of bouldering” recently. For me, it requires a unique mindset, one very different from roped climbing. The consequences of falling and landing “wrong” are real and in your face. Amazingly, we had our pick of the lot, as no other people were up in this area, all day.

Checkout the Musical Boulder, the Sound Wave Traverse and more on the Front Range Bouldering web site. Get out there and pull down hard!