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Giant Boulder Middle 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Sep 24, 2010

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The middle and hardest bolted line on the detached boulder in front of Chilly Willy Wall follows a broad rib. Slabby, low-angle smearing moves between occasional positive holds as you try to stay in balance on the arete on what is really a bolted highball boulder problem. It has a high first bolt, which may make it a poor choice for a sketchy 5.9 leader.

Rappel from the shared anchor at the top of the boulder (which would be improved if it had chains).


The middle of the 3 bolted lines on the detached boulder in front of Chilly Willy Wall.


2 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Arthur Sullivan
From: Albuquerque,NM
Nov 4, 2010

Maybe I was missing something but this felt very difficult for 5.9 if you stick to the bolt line. Its short but pulling over the arete felt like a 5.10 move.
By Mike M
From: Sandia Park, NM
Sep 19, 2016

Agree with Arthur, no way this is 5.9 going up the bolt line. 5.9 moves up through the 2nd bolt that lead to a good jug...unfortunately that where it all turns. Good hands above the bulge disappear at the same time you run out of feet. I gave up after a few short whips here.

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