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The Boonyards aka The B2 Pit

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The Boonyards aka The B2 Pit 


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Submitted By: Jonathan Williams on May 18, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: To the Boonyards. (This picture is taken at the fa...

Description 

This hidden nook can be a welcome reprieve from the park tourists; it's usually inhabited by only a few climbers at a time, despite containing some of the best problems in the park. It's simply a fantastic place to hang out.

This is home to the famous "B2 Bomber" (V4) arguably the best problem on the Minnesota side of Taylors Falls and first climbed by Jim Holloway. Other excellent problems include "Crash Landing" (V5) and several short but stout crack problems.

In the spring and after a rainy spell, this pothole turns into a mudhole. A classic tactic is to bring a tarp onto which to lay your crashpad.


Getting There 

After walking past the Sizzlefoot Wall, hang a right before walking up the rock stairs (which would take you to the Boneyards). Aim for the large tree at left about 40 feet away, sneak past it and around the rock, into the B2 pit.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Boonyards aka The B2 Pit:
SOS   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Tomcat   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Fighting Falcon   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
B2 Bomber   V4 6B     Boulder, 14'   
Shot Down In Flames   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
B2 Bomber Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   
Crash Landing   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
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The Boonyards/B2 pit, from the entrance. The obvious chalked up rail back right, is the start to Tomcat (V2). Crash Landing sit-starts at a rail about 4 feet to the left of Tomcat at a smaller horizontal. B2 Bomber is out of frame at left, in front of the birch trees.
BETA PHOTO: The Boonyards/B2 pit, from the entrance. The obvio...
Tomcat starts from chalked up shelf/rail. Crash landing starts, with no real feet, at a horizonal seam/break at the far left of this face.
Tomcat starts from chalked up shelf/rail. Crash la...
Boonyards/B2 Pit left wall. B2 Bomber at right, stand starts either at the large chalked up sidepull jug, or a little left, directly in front of a small vertical seam (with pockets for your hands and a good foot). Original line started at right, in my opinion the move on the direct start is more classic. <br /> <br />The rounded slopers at left are Shot Down in Flames. A Wing and a Prayer (V11) moves up the blank face just left of B2 Bomber (no holds on B2 Bomber are "on"). B2 Bomber traverse moves from the start of Shot Down in Flames, to the right across the face, and finishes on B2 Bomber.
BETA PHOTO: Boonyards/B2 Pit left wall. B2 Bomber at right, st...
B2 Bomber/Boonyards Pit, left side. <br /> <br />At far right, B2 Bomber. At far left of the wall in front of the middle tree, is Shot Down in Flames (left and right exit). A Wing and a Prayer goes up the blank face/vertical seam just left of B2 Bomber, or below and left of the birch tree branch in this photo.
BETA PHOTO: B2 Bomber/Boonyards Pit, left side.

At far right,...
Better photo of B2 Bomber. Stand start (sit can be done, but with little added coolness). Go straight up. Send. <br /> <br />Start either right, at large chalked up hole, or directly below, at head-high pockets in front of the vertical seam (better).
BETA PHOTO: Better photo of B2 Bomber. Stand start (sit can be...
B2 Bomber/Boonyards pit, right side at the entrance. SOS (right sit of the photo, start at jugs in front of the entrance rock), Fighting Falcon (the obvious crack, sit start), and the Camp Traverse (start at right, and traverse the entire wall) all are seen in this photo.
BETA PHOTO: B2 Bomber/Boonyards pit, right side at the entranc...
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