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The Clock Tower - Boulder Canyon
Woody at the Clocktower, Boulder Canyon
The Clock is Ticking V-3
 There is one existing problem here, The Clock is Ticking, a fun and pumpy V-3 traverse along 35 feet of good granite rock. Usually done right to left, this traverse can also be done roundtrip. The climbing features positive moves to horizontal incuts, and there is plenty of potential for eliminate bouldering here (lots of holds lace the wall).

 Getting There:
 Zero out your odometer at the mouth of Boulder Canyon as you cross the bridge over Boulder Creek (1.1 miles past the intersection of Ninth St. and Canyon Blvd.) Drive west on Highway 119 up the canyon for 12.0 miles and park just past a guardrail on the left in a big right-trending curb (if you see 4 brown dilapidated cabins on the right you've gone 500 feet too far).

Park west of the guardrail, hike to the back of the parking area, go right around a jumble of rocks as you hike toward the river, cross the stream (could be deadly in high water) and hump it uphill to the aqueduct. Follow the aqueduct right 100 feet, then locate a trail going up and left to the crag, go right past a pair of huge old eye bolts along rising shelfs.



The hike in to the Clocktower
Clocktower approach
Pros:
Kind incut granite with a handy sport-crag right next door. A sunny hang on winter afternoons with a short approach and a flat landing. Close to the Sport Park sport climbing.

Cons:
The crag is small and you have to get your feet wet crossing the creek when the water is high. It can be windy.

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