This 15' blockish boulder is located approximately 100 yards from the pit toilet at the end of the back loop of Hidden Valley Campground along obvious trail. Several excellent problems exist. Pinhead follows the prominent fingertip crack along the west face. Fingerlocks up crack and mantle to top. Downclimb east face.
|By Brian Reynolds|
Aug 27, 2003
More like a low 5.10, for what it's worth.
Personally, being the gumbie that I am when it comes to bouldering (and most other climbing too, but especially bouldering -- I'm one of those who can climb all the VBs, but still get spanked by most of the V0s), I really like what Gingery does in her guide, giving things YDS ratings through 10 (effectively 10-), then moving up through the V ratings.
|By Steve Juhasz|
Oct 10, 2003
not even worth a warm up i sent the piece in my chacos
|By Steven Powers|
Oct 12, 2003
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
its still a fun boulder problem, not everyone owns chacos so it might be a little tuffer for them, i have vans its a little harder in vans.
|By Aaron Williams|
Apr 2, 2005
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Im only twelve and i have tiny fingers im from out east so i thounght it was more V1 but it is indeed a classic i also did the arete to left which is awsome but have a good spot an the route to the left of that an awsome boulder for the evening like around sunset!
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Jul 28, 2006
Fun, done either with or without shoes...
Feb 29, 2008
This problem isn't even the best of them on the boulder. The fun slabby problem just to the left is a great thin experience too. Going even futher left- it's really fun to mantle up over the bulge...undercling pockets to sloper over the top. Great warm up boulder, and you can safely work it yourself if your going solo.
|By Ian G.|
From: PDX, OR
Sep 18, 2009
rating: V0 4
Damn, some hatin' on this problem. I thought it was fun, just high enough to make you think. Good practice for beginning crack climbers...