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Desert Sun 
Petrified Arete 
Petrified Jugs 
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Petrified Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: LeeAB on Aug 5, 2009

32° | 6°

37° | 12°

43° | 15°

46° | 22°

48° | 21°

45° | 19°
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One of the boulders with the highest concentration of problems in the Sailing Hawks area. Characterized by a steep 45 degree North-ish face. The problems range from V3 to V hard. The rock on the left side of the face is quite pebbly and it smooths out a bit as you move to the right. The landings are pretty good for the most part and the problems are all of a reasonable height, tall enough to get some good climbing in but not so tall that they get really heady. All around a very nice boulder and a must visit.

Getting There 

This boulder is at the far end of the Main Area. Follow the road up tot the first switchback and take a trail up the hill off the end of the switchback to a higher "road". Go left on this road a short ways to another trail heading up to the Warm-up Boulder, then left on the upper trail. You can also head left on the second "road" a little further to a second trail that goes straight up to the Main Area. Either way, once in the Main Area head straight or left till you see the obvious 45 degree face on your left, this is the Petrified Boulder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Petrified Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Petrified Boulder:
Petrified Jugs   V0 4     Boulder   
Z Flake   V2 5+     Boulder   
Unknown   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Petrified Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   
Three Finger Pocket/Petrified Prow   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
Somethin' Southern   V6 7A     Boulder   
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This is one of the cooler climbs at Sailing Hawks. The three finger pocket is far right in the picture while other unknown routes twist left.Start from a sit down and left of the prow and pocket. Move up and right to the pocket and continue up the prow to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jeremy May
Aug 29, 2015
Anyone know what the problem is that's in between Petrified Arete and Somethin' Southern? It looks real hard?
By Nolan Robertson
Aug 30, 2015
There are several variations on a couple things. The independent line is Al Montana (V10-V12), and it starts on a decently incut hold and goes through a couple awful pinches. Starting on the same hold and dynoing to the arete is Hogslap (V6). Then starting on the same holds as Something Southern. You can go up and left and eventually into the worst cobble pocket in the universe. This is Global Warming, about V8/9, and the same variation to that where you go left hand to the pocket, which is about V6/7 (finishes on same topout as Something Southern).

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