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The centerpiece of Mt Evans bouldering, The Dali Boulder offers an astounding concentration of inspiring boulder problems. Pebble wrestlers from around the globe flock to this block to tangle with renowned test-pieces such as Dali (V6/9), No More Greener Grasses (V12), Clear Blue Skies (V12) and one of Colorado’s hardest problems, Ode to the Modern Man (V14). The rock is excellent quartzite, streaked with a rainbow of subtle hues. Though you will find the occasional knob, flake, or sloper, the south face is peppered with crisp edges, and as such, most of the harder problems favor crimp masters.
Continue along the trail past Seurat, traversing the base of the hill side for another 50 yards or so. Eventually the trail will turn sharply to the left, heading steeply uphill through the trees. After a short time the trail ends at the west shoulder of the Dali Boulder, on the edge of the talus.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Dali Area:
Nemesis V1 5 Boulder, Alpine, 12'
Lama V1 5 Boulder, Alpine
Little Something for the Effort (Name Unknown) V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine, 10'
Puddle Jumper V2 5+ Boulder, Alpine
The Dali Stand Start V6 7A Boulder, Alpine, 10'
Pat's Arete V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder, Alpine, 15'
The Dali Sit Down Start V9 7C Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Mirror Mask V10-11 8A Boulder, Alpine, 15'
No More Greener Grasses V12 8A+ Boulder, Alpine
Big Worm V14 8B+ Boulder, Alpine, 15'
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Puddle Jumper V2 5+ CO : Alpine Rock : ... : The Dali Area
This balancy number is good line for finesse climbers that like to stand on their feet. There are some small crimps on this problem, but its never really necessary (or helpful) to bear down on them. Begin standing a few feet left of the arete at a big sloper at around thigh-height. Start with your right hand on the high crimp side pull in the seam, and the left hand on the highly chalked sloper. Stand up onto the face and work the sidepulls and rounded knobs up to the obvious horizontal rail...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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