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Moder Block aka Boulder A  

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Submitted By: David Hodges on Feb 7, 2009
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This is one of the first boulders off the trail heading into the Dinosaur Head bouldering area. It is a good warmup boulder that holds 3 problems that I know of.

If anyone knows of an actual name for this boulder, please let me know, and I will change the generic "Boulder A".

Getting There 

Once you pass the Dinosaur Head boulder you will head downhill just for a quick second and start heading back up on the trail. Once you begin to head back up hill give it about 100' and look to the right for the boulder listed in the photo. You will easily notice the triangle shape on the right side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Moder Block aka Boulder A
Blue line is V0 problem, approximate.

Unknown V0 4  CO : South Platte : ... : Moder Block aka Boulder A
A great little warmup on the right hand side of boulder A. The triangle shape rock is where this problem is located. Sit start on the crack, step up on the point of the triangle and find the good holds above to top out. I don't feel this is a good beginner problem since the landing off the right side is terrible. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Boulder A.
BETA PHOTO: Boulder A.
Hitting the lip on the V1.  Sweet problem!
Hitting the lip on the V1. Sweet problem!
From a Sleeping Rock bouldering comp in 2001.
From a Sleeping Rock bouldering comp in 2001.

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By Andy Librande
From: Denver, CO
Feb 25, 2009
Labeled as Boulder E in Colorado Bouldering 1.
By Hans Hoffman
From: D'iberville, MS
Jun 5, 2011
This boulder is called Moder Block in Bob Horan's Colorado Bouldering (2008).
By Ben C.
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2012
There is a really cool problem just left of the V0 that seems like it has been somewhat overlooked. It starts in the undercling and goes out left to the arete where you match and bump to a jug. Felt somewhere in the V1-V2 range to me....