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Routes in The Calm Boulder

Calm Before The Storm, The V8-9 7B+
Jaba V4 6B
Jumper V4 6B
Mother Night V10 7C+
Perfect Storm, The V11 8A
Wife's Wrath V8 7B
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Description [Suggest Change]

This is an excellent boulder with two stout lines in the main gully on the backside of Baldy. It also has one easier line. The left-most route is "The Calm Before the Storm" V8/9 FA Greg Parker; the route to the right of this route is "Wife's Wrath" V8 FA Greg Parker; the route to the right of "Wife's Wrath" is called "Deceptively Easy" V2. The first two routes are both three star problems (***) the last route is fun, but probably gets no stars. "The Calm Before the Storm" is crying for a sit down start. There is a low-left rail that could mave into the low pocket and then up. This SDS would be V11/12 no doubt.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

From the backside of Baldy, simply walk down the gully in the main area. The boulder is on the left. In order to find the backside, you may need a little local beta. The gully is just down the hill from "Scary Trees" V8, if that helps at all.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Calm Boulder

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V4 6B
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Jaba
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Jaba
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V4 6B Boulder
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Is this near "Jaba?" Jan 9, 2004
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Yes, just down the hill to the left. You first pass the boulder with Blake's V6 and V7 and my Jumper, V4. It's the next boulder just to the right of the Jumper boulder. The pocket is very obvious on Calm (even though you don't use it on the stand up). I think Dave has pictures of the boulder he will post. Go check it out! Jan 9, 2004

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