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Elevation: 5,558 ft
GPS: 40.567, -105.156 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 3, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

The northernmost freestanding boulder at Rotary, Pitch Penny Boulder offers a handful of fun, moderate problems with soft, sandy landings. The south face of the rock is very well-featured and presents a significant number of short lines in the V0 to V1/2 range, depending on one's choice of eliminates and contrivances. The west face, a bit smoother, holds a few more tech-y problems that are a nice step up from the fun warm-ups on the south face; catch Penny Pincher on a cool, cloudy day and you're sure to be rewarded by fun movement and position on very small holds - on a sunny summer afternoon you'll grease off this problem like you just finished eating a Wendy's Classic Triple and forgot your chalkbag.

It's worth noting that there is some serious erosion at the base of the south face of the Penny Boulder. Be mindful of your walkoff, trying not to slide down the loose dirt underneath the south face. Crashpads placed here have a tendency to slide, dragging soil away from the boulder; place them carefully, or forgo the pad altogether, as the landing is quite cushy anyway.

Getting There

From the trail that leads around the south end of the ridgeline, walk north past the Cat's Eye Face, Ship's Prow, and Mental Block, following the well-worn trail as it eases downhill on it's way to the south end of the Penny Boulder. This path continues down to the reservoir, so don't be surprised if a few dogs or sight-seers pass by as you enjoy the sunny, well-featured rock.

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Great warm-up and beginner boulder. It has a very flat landing all around, only 1 pad needed. Mar 17, 2017

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