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One of the boulders with the highest concentration of problems in the Sailing Hawks area. Characterized by a steep 45 degree North-ish face. The problems range from V3 to V hard. The rock on the left side of the face is quite pebbly and it smooths out a bit as you move to the right. The landings are pretty good for the most part and the problems are all of a reasonable height, tall enough to get some good climbing in but not so tall that they get really heady. All around a very nice boulder and a must visit.

Getting There

This boulder is at the far end of the Main Area. Follow the road up tot the first switchback and take a trail up the hill off the end of the switchback to a higher "road". Go left on this road a short ways to another trail heading up to the Warm-up Boulder, then left on the upper trail. You can also head left on the second "road" a little further to a second trail that goes straight up to the Main Area. Either way, once in the Main Area head straight or left till you see the obvious 45 degree face on your left, this is the Petrified Boulder.

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There are several variations on a couple things. The independent line is Al Montana (V10-V12), and it starts on a decently incut hold and goes through a couple awful pinches. Starting on the same hold and dynoing to the arete is Hogslap (V6). Then starting on the same holds as Something Southern. You can go up and left and eventually into the worst cobble pocket in the universe. This is Global Warming, about V8/9, and the same variation to that where you go left hand to the pocket, which is about V6/7 (finishes on same topout as Something Southern). Aug 30, 2015
Anyone know what the problem is that's in between Petrified Arete and Somethin' Southern? It looks real hard? Aug 29, 2015

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