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Purple Haze Boulder

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Purple Haze Boulder  


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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Paul Campbell on Apr 11, 2011
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Description 

11 foot freestanding boulder with a few good warm-ups found just west of the intersection of Potholes and Grottos Trails.

Getting There 

Purple Haze boulder is found about 60 yards west of the Potholes Trail and Grottos Trail intersection at the bottom of the talus field in a small group of trees.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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John K. just after making the throw to the right crimp off the start holds.

Roll One Up V3 6A  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Purple Haze Boulder
Sit start using the left hand start hold on "Smoker's Delight" for your right hand and a small crimp on the face for you left. Your right foot uses the same low right foot as the start of "Smoker's Delight". Make a throw to a good right crimp, move up to the small thumb catch, gain the upper crimp and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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South side of Purple Haze boulder. Left side is "I Got Five on It" V2. Right side is "Hazy Warm-up" V0
BETA PHOTO: South side of Purple Haze boulder. Left side is "I...

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By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Apr 11, 2011
There are quite a few really good climbs on this boulder. Best part, it's a free standing boulder.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 11, 2011
The west face of the boulder overhangs by about 10-15 degrees and was the first line I spotted. In classic Devil's Lake fashion the face has no good holds and a giant boulder blocks the start unfortunately.
By Tradoholic
Apr 11, 2011
Oh man, this is what happens when a couple of stoners get some gumption.
By Terry Kieck
Apr 11, 2011
Hi John and Paul - back about 10 years ago I climbed many problems on this boulder. Its easy to spot from the trail so I don't know if I was the first to be there or not. I just called it Potholes Boulder due to its location. Never named anything but had fun sending stuff. Also did a traverse around the boulder. When I told others about it at the time it didn't get much of a reaction because its fairly short and problems moderate but I do know others got on it as well. I'm glad to see it posted so others will check it out. One of these days I need to take some pictures and post stuff - Oh, and figure out how to post stuff!
By Tradoholic
Apr 11, 2011
Cool Terry. I'm surprised no one had posted this yet! Lets all keep up posting new material! I love it!
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Apr 11, 2011
Awesome John and Paul, nice work finding this one. Looks great.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Apr 12, 2011
Thx guys. And thx for the info Terry.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 12, 2011
Thanks for the info Terry, I was definitely worried about that with the boulder being so close to the trail and visible so easily without the leaves. It had some loose rock and holds that needed to be excavated so we thought they were definitely FA's.

Oh well, we will have to search a bit harder! :)
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 12, 2011
Nice find guys, looks like fun.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Apr 12, 2011
Really fun problems Remo. Get on it!
By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Apr 12, 2011
Extra points for the use of "gumption"