|Backside of Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee area (Northern cluster of boulders)
Located center right of the vertical north face of the Wounded Knee boulder. Starts on the lowest of the obvious chalked horizontal crimps. Pull up through crimps, with a big deadpoint halfway up, then jugs to the top. I think it's called wounded knee because the dark blob that's the obvious starting foothold tends to spit feet off, resulting in wounded knees.
See area description and photos. This is the lowest and farthest north of the boulders in the "Back Side Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee" sector.
Pad/ spotter. This problem has a perfect flat landing.
From: Albuquerque New Mexico
Mar 5, 2009
Very "Sequency"(?) the divot between the crimpers and the big hand ledge is the key. if you can plant your feet solidly and get the divot with your left hand, the rest is easy money. Keep your hips in close to the rock. Be brave, it's not a bad landing, but it IS a bad downclimb;)
|By Matt St. Peter|
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 11, 2012
rating: V2+ 5+
Down climb the backside. There is a ramp. It ain't great but it ain't "bad" either. If you are strong enuff to climb it, you can downclimb it. Pretty great face climb though.
|By Kevin Jaramillo|
Feb 16, 2013
rating: V2-3 5+ PG13
I've done the sit start that begins to the right for years. Makes it a fun problem. I start sitting on the rock and work up the arete/slopers & traverse left to a jug then into the start holds of Wounded Knee.