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Submitted By: Bjorn on Feb 28, 2010
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Equidistant between the Air Jordan Boulder and Two Shakes is this boulder. Though this boulder has several climbable lines on it, This Thing in particular is the most eye-catching and distinctive.

I've named this problem This Thing simply so I have something to go by when posting. If anybody knows specific history for this boulder problem, as well as a proper name, please let me know so I can update.

Getting There 

From the standard approach which comes by the Sleeping Rock, at the level where the approaching climber starts getting into boulders there is a subtle drainage with many fallen burnt trees' remains. Where keeping left and uphill would take one to Air Jordan, keeping down and right will trend toward this boulder.

Climbing Season

For the West Creek area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: In this photo This Thing is sadly too snowy to cli...

This Thing V3 6A  CO : South Platte : ... : This Thing
This Thing is distinguished by the obvious, right-leaning, flake features which form the juggy but awkward and scrunchy start to the problem. Use these jugs to gain the slopey lip and gun for the finishing jug. Great fun.Downclimbing options are several but all of them considerable in terms of danger. When I first did this problem I was alone, so I downclimbed the opposite face with some 5.8ish slab moves. If you are there with multiple pads, you may consider jumping off the finish. If downclimb...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Feb 28, 2010
Thanks Bjorn, I bet I too have walked by this 100 times and never noticed it. I'll check it out next time I'm up there thanks for pointing it out.

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