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This upstream cluster of boulders generally provides exciting highball problems like Yosemite Arete (V5), Keep It Subtle (V5-6) and Kalbro (V3), but there are a bunch of shorter problems as well such as NRA (V2-3) and Bloody Knuckles (hard V5). The Yosemite Boulder, the tallest boulder in the area, is home to numerous classics and hikers regularly scramble up the obvious chimney to stand at its peak. Years ago, a sizeable chunk of rock broke off, destroying some of the old classics. For those seeking something difficult, check out Ceadas (V11) or what's left of Gunshow (V8). This area also includes the classic Bulletproof (V6) which is a shorter super slopey problem, and a number of projects.
From the zoo head upstream past Fritz Demise (V0) towards the tallest boulder you see. Thatís the Yosemite boulder and the problems surround it. You have to pass it on your way to Devilís Den
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Yosemite Boulder Area:
Hemlock Gate V0 4 Boulder
My Girlfriend V2 5+ Boulder
Kalbro V2-3 5+ Boulder, 10'
Standard Route V3 6A Boulder, 30'
Standard Direct V3 6A Boulder, 30'
Power & Technique V4 6B Boulder, 20'
Death of the Blues V4+ 6B+ Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'
Yosemite Arete V4-5 6B+ Boulder, 20'
Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.- Keep it Subtle) V5 6C Boulder
Bulletproof V6 7A Boulder, 12'
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Yosemite Arete V4-5 6B+ NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : The Yosemite Boulder Area
There is never chalk on this one. Maybe because it's quite tall. Fortunately, the crux is down low. Start on the left side of the arete and slap up on technical ground with a few reachy moves and small feet. Scary moves at a crack/corner lead to a horizontal crack already high off the deck. Then make a great traverse left in the do-not-fall zone to the path of least resistance to the top (summit). Downclimb cracks and chimneys on a different side....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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