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Shard Boulder Climbing
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DescriptionClimbing is not allowed on the face of this boulder behind the sign any longer due to it's proximity to the nearby Equinox Marker.
The Shard Boulder is a good friction warmup for a day of 'solving problems'. Part of the Indian Wave Boulder circuit, there are 3 routes on this rock.
Junior (V-easy) is the easiest rated route, but also the most fun while laying back and using friction technique up the arete. Smooth as a Baby's Ass (V3) is all friction, as is Babyface (V-easy) but diagonal up the 'dike'. An alternative route would be to traverse the entire rock. It's not high, so downclimbing and jumping are not much of a risk
"Shard" may be too warm come mid-day all the way through the afternoon.
Closures exist in this area, please respect the signage. Details
Many problems and even boulders are closed to climbing due to their proximity to native art and cultural artifacts. Please observe and obey all posted NPS signs.
Part of this boulder is closed to climbing Details
Climbing is not allowed on a portion of this boulder any longer due to it's proximity to the nearby Equinox Marker.
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