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Louisville Swamp Boulder (S/W Twin Cities Metro, near Shakopee)
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Hueco: V1- Font: 5-

   
Type:  Boulder, 11'
Consensus:  Hueco: V0+ Font: 4+ [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Migdal on Jun 28, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Route follows the right arete to top jug.

Description 

This short, powerful problem is fun and pretty addictive. Begin in front of the jagged splitter crack on the Big Rock's north-facing side (toward the swamp). This climb goes up the right-side arete. Use the obvious flat jug on the base of the arete as a sit start hold. Your 1st left foot is across the crack/gap and the 1st right foot is on the face you'll be climbing. For this route to be a V1 layback, use only the left edge of the arete for hands while keeping feet solely on the main boulder face off of arete/corner holds. Arete footholds while temping here, can throw your balance off and toss you into a set of jagged offwidth jaws. Ouch. Flagging a foot across the gap can be helpful at times though. After pulling through a pinchy sit start sequence, the layback begins, making for solid, almost relaxed climbing up the boulder's side to a great topout hold - ends on a flat jug near the top. Enjoy!

Location 

North Side of the big glacial boulder.

Protection 

One pad should do it. A spotter won't hurt your chances either.


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working through the starting moves
working through the starting moves
entering full-tilt layback mode
entering full-tilt layback mode

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