If you own the Colorado Front Range Boulding book volume 1 it is listed in the book, and is not are to find. It is 40 feet from the Piano Boulder. It is a steep slab left of the crack, is about 20 feet high, has good lay backs and feet, and is a really fun and easy problem.
This is kinda a high ball. If you pitch off about ten feet up you will fall in the bushes and rocks.
Utilizing that tear-drop crimp.
BETA PHOTO: Bootie (approx. route). Start with feet on broken ...
|By Jesse Ryan|
May 7, 2002
This fine line is a bit highball and I would recommend pads and spotters. I haven't taken the high fall, but doubt with pads and spotters you'd be rolling down the hill, more likely you'd be a shaking your head, sitting on your pad, with your spotters egging you up for another try. Give it a go.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Apr 1, 2003
I believe this problem is the one known as Bootie and is described in the Benningfield book as V1. The arete on the right edge of the right slab climbs friendly chickenheads and is an easy 5.7.
|By Chad Bowman|
Jun 27, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Definitely a highball. I did it today with a new climber and he also did it. I climbed up to just below the top and jumped off - it's a decent height. I just had one pad, but it's totally safe. My buddy fell about five times before he finally finished it, but he didn't think much of it.As for the climb itself, the face moves are some of the most fun at Horsetooth. Definitely worth sending once for anyone.
|By chase rhinestone|
May 5, 2006
This problem is super fun. Sure, it takes balls to make that last highball move, but with spotters and a pad there is nothing to worry about (except the bushes and jagged rocks). All in all, this is a great problem and is definitely worth the big move at the top.
|By Doug Lintz|
From: Kearney, NE
Nov 2, 2006
Fun moves, do it.
|By Jake Carroll|
From: Fort Collins
Jun 24, 2009
There are a few different lines on the face of this boulder. One goes left, where a high left foot and gastone is required, and the other is on the right where you can hit a tear-drop looking crimp and hit the top from there. Both and probably rated the same.
|By Ben C.|
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2010
rating: V1+ 5
I don't think this thing is too dangerous, it's just a little scary because the crux is at the top.
|By misha zavalov|
From: Boulder, Co.
Jan 2, 2010
I agree, Ben. Last time I got on this problem, it had been a long time since the first time I hopped on it. I couldn't remember exactly what to do as soon as I got high on the route. A little footwork and a reach. Top is the crux but just relax, climb slow, and you got 'er.