/ Boulder colorado - conditions in late May
Does anyone know what the likely weather conditions will be at the crags within a couple of hours of Boulder (Colorado) - hope to do a few long trad routes as well as some bolts.
If you have been please recommend some crags and routes ( especially around the VS but up to UK e1 / sport 6c) .... think thats up to about 5.9/5.10 in US grades
Likewise in Boulder Canyon you can avoid the sun but a lot of the new sport routes are rubbish
Lumpy Ridge up at Estes Park is well worth the visit, nice granite routes. Will definitely be cooler up there, but its mostly south-facing.
Some issues - it can be hard to find things in the flatirons. Finding stuff in Boulder Canyon or Eldo is easy in comparism. I haven't been there to climb for a long time, but there wasn't very much lower grade sport close to town last time I visited. Grading ran quite hard on the trad routes, but I found some of the sport grading very soft, and some of those routes were not of great quality.
- will do some more research.
Looks like there is a lot of choice.
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