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Hydra-Crack Boulder Climbing
|GPS:||43.89, -103.457 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Mike Madsen on Apr 11, 2013|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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Description [Suggest Change]
The Hydra-Crack Boulder is a large boulder between Loosening The Lid boulder and The Seul Avec Dieux Boulder. On the south side you can climb easy cracks to the top. The huge Northside has its name sake route Hydra-Crack solid 5.11. Put up by Mark Jacobs in '87 on lead using a few pieces.The Lewis Brothers Mike And Rusty were the likely candidates for the first free solo/ boulder ascent. Chuck Fryberger has a problem to the left on the corner from Hydracrack. This boulder has a few incomplete projects from past years as well. You will understand once you stand below it.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Take the trail to Baldy Central and head to the northeastern side of Halfdome. Can't miss it.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season