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Routes in The Illmob Boulder

Crank V3 6A
Hitman V4 6B
Illmob V1 5
Mob Boss V7 7A+
Mob Corner V0 4
Reward V2- 5+
Ripper, The V3 6A
Rising Tide V2 5+
Scarface V1+ 5
Tragedy of Dusk V3-4 6A+
Trigger Happy V5 6C

Description

The Illmob is an often ignored albeit enjoyable boulder with a great collection of easy to moderate problems as well as a sloper testpiece that necessitates perfect friction. This boulder is a great spot for a beginner to spend the day or for a more seasoned boulderer to warm up. Given that there are over a dozen climbs on the boulder, it also provides a decent circuit and a sizeable number of possible linkups. Don’t miss the fun Scarface (V2), the footwork intensive Ripper (V3), or the powerful Mob Boss (V7).

Getting There

When walking into Natural from Reservation Rd, this is the first boulder you'll see on the left side of the trail. Faded spraypaint is still visible on the uphill face and is the namesake of the boulder.

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Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
I was out there today and noticed that a large tree had fallen down near the trail side of the boulder (Tragedy of Dusk side) It doesn't seem like any of the problems are affected, except for maybe 'Illmob'. It would potentially be in the landing zone if you fell near the top of 'Tragedy Of Dusk'. Anyhow, I'm sure a group of three or four guys could move the tree out of the way, which would be greatly appreciated. Just a heads up! Aug 12, 2013
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Dies Trigger Happy follow the arete all the way to the top or does it mantel up onto the slab and then scurry to the top?

I see the comment above but I am curious how the route actually goes? Nov 5, 2012
Lanky
Tired
Lanky   Tired
Couple things:

1. This boulder is losing a battle with moss. The side with The Ripper on it is particularly lush.

2. I did a pair of lines not listed here:

~a: The first is an easy arete just right of the tree on the Tragedy of Dusk side of the bloc. Starts on jugs and works up right to a very easy topout. Probably V0.

~b: The second is the one I think Andy was talking about. It starts on the low part of the boulder below the slab you walk down to get off and follows the lip/arete up and right. Starts on juggy slopers, move into worse slopers, then a hard-ish move gains a bad right hand crimp. From there, I croseed to a good left hand edge above the bad crimp, and rocked over onto the slab. Maybe V5+? You could maybe keep heading right instead of topping out early, but that felt kinda ridiculously contrived to me. I assume both of these have been done. Oct 19, 2012
andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
Must have missed that, because without it it felt really hard. Nov 30, 2010
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
Trigger Happy V4 - there's a left hand crimp up there somewhere that makes everything a lot easier Nov 30, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
It is on the opposite side of the boulder, and climbs the right trending arete. So that is probably it. Nov 29, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Does it go up the arete that looks like mob boss, but trends right instead? Nov 28, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
I was working a line here the other day to the left of Hitman. Looking at the picture for Hitman arete, it is the arete to the left of it. It feels a grade harder than Mob Boss once you get into the buisiness. Nov 27, 2010

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