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Babyface V-easy 3
Junior V-easy 3
Junior Right - SDS V0- 4-
Smooth as a Baby's Ass V2 5+
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Shared By: E. Ramos on Mar 13, 2004
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Closures exist in this area, please respect the signage. Details
Access Issue: Part of this boulder is closed to climbing Details

Description

Climbing 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.

Getting There

From the Barker Dam parking lot follow the trail head about 30 yards, turn right (east), and follow the boulders along the east trail until you see the the edge of "Shard" pointing directly at you :)

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I always went for the traverse. What is considered in today's terms? V1 or V2?Old Skewl 10c- ish? ('cept it's 3 feet off the ground and breast climbing to boot Mar 27, 2004
C Miller   CA  
Please note that climbing is no longer allowed on the face behind the sign posted near this boulder due to it's proximity to the nearby Equinox marker. There's a Park Sevice sign conveniently placed right under the problem called Junior informing of the restriction. The exception to this rule may be the problem on the northwest arete which doesn't lie behind the sign. Jan 26, 2009

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