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Routes in The Obtuse Boulder

Isosceles V7 7A+
Left Isosceles V1 5
Obtuse V7 7A+
Type: Boulder
FA: Greg Parker
Page Views: 594 total, 3/month
Shared By: Greg Parker on Jun 19, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This excellent problem is just to the left of the big pine tree by Obtuse. It goes straight up the yellow streaked triangular face. It is fairly tall and is not done often. As far as I know, it only has two ascents.Start standing up with your left hand on a tiny, tiny crystal (about the size of a pencil eraser). Stand on a good ledge and pretend to grab something with your right hand. From that position you jump up with your right hand to a decent, small edge. From there it is more crimping, heading toward a good left hand sidepull flake near the top. The landing is slightly slanted but good, but falls from the top are pretty far. So, a good spotter is recommended.


Pad and an attentive spotter


Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
^ I'm thinking a lot of us agree. :) Wow! power problem for sure Greg. Dec 8, 2015
I'm thinking V8. Why hasn't this thing been repeated? It is fantastic! Dec 31, 2003