Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 30, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route traverses across both the entire North and West faces of the Mad Cow Boulder. Its about 30 feet long and gets pretty pumpy near the arete and rounding the corner. Try and traverse back and forth as many times as possible for a good pump.


Doesn't get very high off the ground. A spotter or pad would be nice though.


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This is the Scootch Boulder. Depending on where you start and how you eliminate the holds, as in its a lot harder to eliminate the top lip holds, it can range from V5 (Affliction), to V2 (Everything's A Go). Sounds like your traverse may pick an arbitrary poiint and go right and ends up arbitrarily. The traverse has been pushed from the extreme left (all the way around and uphill some) and done completely to the otherside around the corner and almost finishing just where the boulder turn to about 4 feet tall. There are some face eliminates and reverse traverses that have been done. All in all a great boulder that packs a lot despite it's height.

FA on All - Aaron Rough Nov 4, 2004
Chris Summit
Santa Rosa, Nor Cal
Chris Summit   Santa Rosa, Nor Cal
i don't know where you guys get your info but it's wrong - i cleaned the "cow boulder" and did all the problems on it that were worth doing long before mr. rough moved to town - i named it the "mad cow traverse" after a cow who hung out with us one day. Nov 6, 2004
Aye Chris, the directions and description are so bad "I thought" they were talking about the Scootch Boulder. Face it guys, the Nut Tree is way to spread out and hard to describe for this style of format. Nov 6, 2004