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Marmot Rocks (bouldering)

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About Marmot Rocks (bouldering):

If climbing in the deep, dark,and scary Black Canyon scares the beejeeses out of you..then why not play around on the boulders at the rim of the canyon. The marmot rocks are four nice boulders near the Painted Wall overlook. There is a good combination of slabs, cracks, and faces that make for a fun afternoon of bouldering.
Note: There is a fee to enter the park, it is now a National Park and I belive the cost is up to $10.00 instead of the $7.00 previously charged.
Nearest town or city: Gunnison
Directions: From Montrose, go east on US Route 50 to State Route 347. Take 347 (left) headed to the south rim of the black canyon, the mileage from the intersection of 347 and 50 is roughly 5.5 miles to the entrance station of the park. From the entrance go to the painted wall overlook, its 5.2 miles from the entrance of the park heading west. Park at the overlook, and walk west on a faint path for 200 yards that dives off of the road when it takes a bend. From there go another 50 yards to the boulders.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Day