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Bachar Ladder, The V6 7A
Deacon Blues V6-7 7A+
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This is a supreme, Yosemite style, granite block with awesome boulder problems on its west and south faces. A great finger, hand, roof crack splits the inspiring block. The one time great landings, has washed a bit since the flood, but along with the overhanging arete and roof problems is
still classic. I discovered this on the Fourth of July, a day before the great climber John Bachar passed on, I thought it only natural to set it in stone as an ode to the tragically fallen master.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Drive up Boulder Canyon slightly past Boulder Falls for 8 miles. Park in large pull out on the right and locate the Lion's Den, hike up steep gully on right, east side of the Lion's Den Cliff to access the Law of Physics Crag, found just above And right of the Lion's Den. Bachar's Block is found setting on the summit of the Law of Physics Crag, approach around the left side to summit.

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Per Peter Beal: the posted directions to this boulder may leave you wandering confused by a plethora of small cliffs, steep loose gullies, trees, pricker bushes, and other detritus on this hillside. Another approach is one of the worst gullies I have used in the canyon. It might be better to use the gully west of Lion's Den and traverse east (climber's right) for a few hundred yards above that cliff.

Correct approach to Law of Physics and Bachar's Block.

This shows another gully, easily identified by two trees at its base, that leads to the Law of Physics cliff to the right or east of the Lion's Den. The line on the photo terminates roughly where the boulder is found, in a slot on the right, above Law of Physics.

The landing below this boulder is a steep slope and anything but great.

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4 stars means uber-classic right? For example, Turning Point V8 or Germ Free Adolescent V5 or Bierstadt V9/10 ... right? Oct 14, 2009
Peter Beal
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Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
Just a heads up that the posted directions to this boulder will not work and you will wander confused by a plethora of small cliffs, steep loose gullies, trees, pricker bushes, and other detritus on this hillside. However the "correct" approach is one of the worst gullies I have used in the canyon. It might be better to use the gully west of Lion's Den and traverse east (climber's right) for a few hundred yards above that cliff.

The attached photo shows the correct gully, easily identified by two trees at its base, that leads to the Law of Physics cliff to the right or east of the Lion's Den. The line on the photo terminates roughly where the boulder is found, in a slot on the right, above Law of Physics.

The landing below this boulder is a steep slope and anything but great, but the rock itself is excellent quality.

Mar 13, 2017

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