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Louisville Swamp Boulder (S/W Twin Cities Metro, near Shakopee)
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West Side Traverse 

Hueco: V4-5 Font: 6B+

   
Type: Boulder, 35'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4-5 Font: 6B+ [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: GarrisonH on Sep 19, 2011
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When facing the west half of the boulder, sit start on the right side arete. Traverse to the left side arete and top out. Basically a 10ft boulder problem followed by a huge ledge rest followed by a 15ft boulder problem and finishing with jugs.


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By GarrisonH
Sep 19, 2011

Not sure if this has been done before. If so, due credit should be given. Not sure on the grade. If anyone has tried/done it before I'd like to know what they think.

By Paul Getzke
From: Bloomington, mn
Sep 19, 2011

A very, very cool route, but it's been climbed before, just like 99% of the other "new" routes on the boulder. I'm suprised it's taken so long to post it as it is one of the boulder's best lines by far. I agree with the rating. There is also a low traverse that is much harder.

By GarrisonH
Sep 20, 2011

Cool, thanks for letting me know. I never thought about the low traverse, I see the line though, definitely looks much harder. I was eyeing up the left side blunt arete of the west face. Sit Start on side pulls of arete and going straight up looks really hard, haven't tried it though.