Hoodoo trail Boulder

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 18
  • Aka: Bow Falls




Or Bow Falls in the old school Candian Rcokies Bouldering book. 5 problems on the big Boulder in front of Black band right on Hoodoo Trail. Bring a mat as some of the falls are heinous. The Rock is limestone and is edgy and crimpy.


Park at surprise corner and walk down the hoodoo trail for 10minutes till you get to the bow river and in front of Black band wall.


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On the back side of the Boulder is one problem so far. Start on the far left in front of the other small "back breaker" Boulder. Sit start on the right trending rail- matched. Pull hard with good feet. Worth having two spotters on the Boulder behind.

FA: nico watson, JSBC & Ignacio Alveal, Mar 2016

Sit start on the vertical sidepull, move up and slightly right on crimps, finish straight up.

FA: Evan Waugh, 23 Jun

Start as for Hard Boiled (sit start on vertical edge right of Boiled Eggs), move right through crimps and continue right through edges to top out right. May be hard for grade for those with shorter wingspan.

FA: Evan Waugh, 23 Jun

The Direct line up the Yellow and white streak. Stand-Starts with the two side pulls straight up to either the small right crimp or the broken textured sloppers. Look for the 2 or 3 finger crimp (crux). Big moves and a technical high finish.

FA: Takeshi Abe, JSBC & Stephen Andrew, Jun 2016

Start next to Whitestreak, climb directly up the dark streak. Big moves to edges.

FA: Evan Waugh

Set by Nico Watson & JSBC

The problem to the left of the front. Has the other broken boulders as a base. Not really a recommended route but who's to say what some enjoy. Has a fun move from the V shaped slopery pinch up to the slopery/crimp U shaped.

Climb the far right arete, sit start facing behind the boulder. Not recommended with a back breaking fall. V1 if you stand start on the jug

Sit start matched on the crimp. Big move to gaston/sidepull and now start slapping and Heel hooking up the left side of the arete (far right line on main wall). Big move to an edge, big slap out right to sloper/sidepull on arete.. The top out is desperate as it definitely feels like a high ball- make sure your spotter Is aware. A technical, sequential problem for sure. A stand start goes at the same grade.

FA: JSBC, 2016

Start on the Big Side pull pinch far right with one foot around the right of the arete and one on the front face. A technical powerful problem utilizing the V-shaped hold as the crux and a big move up the v2. Finishes up the v2.

FA: Takeshi Abe, Jun 2016


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