Climbing Areas Archives: RMNP

First V13 For Alex Puccio: Top Notch

Since wrapping up her season on the World Cup Circuit three weeks ago in Vail, Alex Puccio has been keeping busy out on the real rocks around Colorado culminating with her notching her first V13

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On The Circuit

Nice piece by the inimitable BearCam for Rock & Ice about the incredible concentration of hard bouldering along Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park:

Bear Lake Road is Rocky Mountain National Park’s busiest byway, and must be driven with the utmost care, because tourists can and do stop anywhere. Oh, is that an elk? What most of these travelers don’t know is that if you drive this road starting from the Stanley Hotel—made famous in the classic horror flick “The Shining”—and continue through the north side of the park via Sheep Lake and down through a bit of Trail Ridge, you will have passed through the highest density of difficult boulder problems in North America—all within minutes of the car. Some problems are so close to the road that tourists might slow down and take a photo of you.

Hard to believe it’s been almost 4 years now since Daniel Woods did the FA of Hypnotized Minds, and it has yet to see a repeat despite sustained effort from some of the world’s best boulderers.

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Angie Payne – Storm Shadow Stand

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Nalle Hukkataival Bouldering In Wild Basin

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Ian Dory’s STRONG

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Dave Graham Vs. Hypnotized Minds

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White Noise Repeated By Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson has done the 4th ascent of Daniel Woods’ White Noise (V15) in Wild Basin, RMNP, CO, commenting on his 8a scorecard:

2 days. 4th ascent. had some of the most perfect climbing conditions on it ever today! hard 8b+ or easy 8c boulder? such cool climbing and a rad traverse! was good to still have some rumney endurance for the top!

Update:  The following day Robinson returned to Wild Basin where he repeated The Grey (V14).

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