Elevation: 709 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.842 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brad Fauteux on Oct 23, 2019
Admins: Brad Fauteux, Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

This area contains a large number of boulders found just above "Bobby's Problem" and "The Block Problem" and the cluster continues all the way to "Spraguesaurus". A lot of exploring and development has recently been done, and the area has become a great location for boulderers looking to find some new movement and problems with a relatively short approach.

Classics in this area include the obscure old school line "Chinese Connection" V8, and the new age compression and tension testpiece "Hatchet Sit" V11. Newer classics in the area include "Opaque" V6, "Check the Technique" V2, "Incubating Incubus" V4, "Deep Trouble" V6 and the delicious slab known as "Obsolete" V2 .

Getting There

There are a few different options to navigate the area effectively. The easiest approach is to locate "The Underworld Boulder", which is home to the classics "Spraguesaurus" and "Pyramid Power". Once at this boulder, walk around to the backside to "Spraguesaurus". When facing Sprague, spin around 180 degrees and walk up and rightwards on the rocky, root tiered hill for about 15-20 yards. A few separate large blocks should be visible at this point. One of them resembles a giant axe-head, and it is nearly touching an even larger block with a similar arete feature. This is a sub-section in the Area known as the "Hatchet Area". This point provides a pretty well-centred and easily accessible location.

Climbing in Upper Black Jacks

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Black Jacks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 3
Farm Fresh
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 5
Obsolete
Boulder
V2 5+
 9
Check the Technique
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Paperboy
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Panda Bear
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Incubating Incubus
Boulder
V6- 7A PG13
 3
Prehistoric Playground
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Deep Trouble
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Opaque
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
The Bootleg
Boulder
V6 7A
 10
Pulsating Core
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Limerence
Boulder
V6 7A R
 3
Stopping the Flow of Time
Boulder
V7 7A+ PG13
 7
Matterhorn
Boulder
V9 7C
 3
Ratchet and Clank
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Farm Fresh Vader Boulders > Beaver Block
 3
V0 4 Boulder
Obsolete Hatchet Area
 5
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Check the Technique Hatchet Area
 9
V2 5+ Boulder
Paperboy Paperboy Boulder
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Panda Bear Paperboy Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Incubating Incubus Incubus Area
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Prehistoric Playground Vader Boulders > Beta Bunch
 3
V6- 7A PG13 Boulder
Deep Trouble Pit Boss Area
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Opaque Hatchet Area
 7
V6 7A Boulder
The Bootleg Prohibition Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Pulsating Core Core Cluster
 10
V6 7A Boulder
Limerence Vader Boulders > Beta Bunch
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Stopping the Flow of Time Vader Boulders > Beta Bunch
 3
V6 7A R Boulder
Matterhorn Vader Boulders > Beta Bunch
 7
V7 7A+ PG13 Boulder
Ratchet and Clank Prohibition Boulder
 3
V9 7C Boulder
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