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Peaceful Valley

Peaceful Valley

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by in News

Early this summer I took an afternoon and hiked through Peaceful Valley, near Allenspark, Colorado. This area is also known as Camp Dick. It was one of the first alpine bouldering areas established in the Front Range. It never really caught on as an area, though a number of climbers have visited over the years and established great problems on the large but scattered blocks for over three miles up the canyon, most notably Sleight of Hand V11, Ball that Jack V5, and Put Some Hair Around it V8. I often enjoy revisiting old areas to see if there is anything I have missed, or if my ever-changing eye finds something new and interesting. I hiked in the opposite direction of the established problems and stumbled upon a seemingly undone arete, right off the trail. It looked nice enough that I thought of returning, and yesterday, with a free afternoon, I headed back. The rock is clean and the movement interesting. I climbed it in an hour or so. It’s not the sick new mega classic perhaps one would hope for, but Treefingers V9 is something Front Range bouldering devotees may want to stop by and climb. And it’s certainly possible it’s been done before. If so I would love to hear about it.

Here are directions to the problem:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zFfF10Z3m66c.kD2SZVo50ZQo

Here is uncut footage of my ascent:

Treefingers V9 FA, Camp Dick, CO from b3bouldering.com on Vimeo.

As a side note: There is a tree that is close to the problem, and I left it alone.

One Response to “Peaceful Valley”

  1. Stephen

    29. Oct, 2014

    Where is this if you’re at, or the way to Slight of Hand? I’d be psyched to try it!

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