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Pachyderm Boulder  

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This rock, which hosts at least two very worthy problems, looks like an elephant from just about any angle. It even has a trunk on the blunt arete facing the Arch Boulder.

Getting There 

At the junction of the trails there are really only two climbable blocks to choose from. This is the one that looks like Babaar on an acid trip.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pachyderm Boulder:
Pachydermous   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Think Hides   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Elephant's Trunk   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 8'   
Huge Mammal   V6 7A     Boulder, 9'   
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Huge Mammal V6 7A  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Pachyderm Boulder
A great problem. Powerful crimp and technical sloper climbing to the right and around the corner of the Elephant's Trunk problem. Starting down low in a scoop with a sloping crimp rail move up and left towards the Elephant's Trunk. When the rail runs out to the last small right hand crimp you must toss left to a poor sloper with a ripple of texture. Next heel hook on the sloping rail with your right foot and pull your body in tight as you move up with your right han...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Pachyderm Boulder Slideshow Add Photo
Wiley Eavns works the Trunk!!!
Wiley Eavns works the Trunk!!!
A tree top shot of the Pachyderm Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: A tree top shot of the Pachyderm Boulder.
Jason climbing "The Elephant Trunk."
Jason climbing "The Elephant Trunk."
Jason works that "Huge Mammal."
Jason works that "Huge Mammal."

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By Eckhard
From: Denver, CO
Sep 20, 2009
Seems to be a line between "Think Hides" and "Elephant Trunk". Goes at V1.
By Luke Childers
Sep 22, 2009
Yeah, Eckhard,
There is a line between "Think Hides" and "Elephant Trunk." I can't recall who the FA'er was, but I think (V1) sounds about right. There is currently no name for this line, but if you want to give it a name I will add it to the roster and update the photo beta. Happy hunting to all....

Luke Childers
By mikejohnson1
From: Essex Junction, VT
Nov 6, 2009
I agree about the in between line. It is actually pretty fun, and makes for a good warm up. I think this boulder has a couple other lines too. My friends and I climbed a problem to the right of Huge Mammal. We started at the low sit start, threw to the rail, then did an interesting top out. It probably goes at V2 and dealing with the tree is the crux (maybe call it tree beard?). Also, there are some interesting slab problems and eliminates on the side of the boulder where you jump down ranging from V0 to V2 or so. I found this was a good place to take beginners.
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