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Routes in Mount Boner

Confession S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dirty No-Gooders S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Power House Ministry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shake Hands With the Unemployed S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shaking the Pope's Hand S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Side Effects S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slap and Tickle S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smack the Cold Booty S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Description

This is a fun sport crag with quality routes from 5.8 to 5.11 on solid granite. The routes here are similar in character to, but longer than, the routes on the neighboring Punk Rock. Try them all, but I particularly enjoy Shaking the Pope's Hand (5.8) and Smack the Smack the Cold Booty (5.11b). All routes (with the possible exception of the 5.10 roof route at the far right of the crag) can be set up with a TR, although access around the back side of Mt. Boner is a bit more involved than for Punk Rock. Just follow your nose and be prepared for a few low fifth class moves.

L->R:

A. Slap and Tickle, 10-, 1p, bolts.
B. Unknown, 5, 1p, gear & bolt.
C. La Femme Delight, 5, 1p, gear.
D. Shake Hands With The Unemployed, 7+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
E. Dirty No-Gooders, 6, 1p, bolts.
F. Smack the Cold Booty, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
G. Side Effects, 10 or 11, 1p, bolts.
HG. Unknown, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.
I. Confession, 11, 1p, 45', bolts.
J. Shaking The Pope's Hand, 7, 1p, 45', bolts.
K. Power House Ministry, 10+, 1p, 45', bolts.

Getting There

Follow the directions to the Ironclads. Hop out of your car and make the grueling 1 minute approach to Mt. Boner, the obvious crag to the left of Punk Rock. Unlike Punk Rock, you will not be able to belay out of the back of your pickup, but it's pretty close.

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Could someone order these routes up L->R or R->L? That would be most helpful! Oct 28, 2013
L G
Boulder, CO
L G   Boulder, CO
Nice 'n shady. A relief from the heat down below as it didn't have sun on the face until about 1330 on 12 Aug. Aug 12, 2007
The 5.10 roof problem on the far right side of Mt. Boner should be noted to have loose hangers under the roof and above, probably just need a wrench, so Beware!~ Nov 6, 2001
Charles Vernon
Tucson, AZ
Charles Vernon   Tucson, AZ
Having done every route on both Punk Rock and Mount Boner (yeah, I know, woo-hoo) I have to agree that Smack the Cold Booty and Shaking the Pope's Hand are definitely the best on either rock, and really the only ones possibly worthy of more than 2 stars. Nov 5, 2001

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