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Collins problem V10 7C+
Coz Daddy V5-6 6C+
Coz Mama Roof V4+ 6B+
Deforestation V9 7C
Flakes V3- 6A
Let's Get Hurt V3 6A PG13
Lieback V1 5
Pockets V1 5
Rug Head (AKA Rug Rat) V2-3 5+
Tree Problem V4 6B
Unnamed V4 6B
Yabo Roof V5 6C
Yabo Squeeze V9 7C
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on May 1, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Tree Problem sits on the uphill side of The Parking Lot Boulder, strangely enough no where near a tree. Climbing is sustained, and many approaches can get you through the problem depending on your height and finger size.

Top out over the top after 8 or so hard moves and a good rest in the middle.


Pads are nice.
Bruce Morris
Belmont, CA
Bruce Morris   Belmont, CA
Barry Bates did the FA back sometime in the 70s. There used to be a tree there, but it went away. Dec 10, 2017
Andrei kamalov  
A proud line and area classic. Each move gets harder than the one before.

you can fall surprisingly far back when you go for the top - bring enough pads to cover the rocky fall zone if you go for it. Oct 23, 2017
Great problem. Beautiful sequence with a rough but rewarding top-out. My favorite problem at Castle Rock (so far). Jul 13, 2014
ShaunG Gregg
ShaunG Gregg   SF, CA
Such a cool problem with great moves. Save energy for the pinch at the end. Oct 25, 2009
When I first did this problem 10 or 12 years ago there was a tree. And if you fell on the closing moves you would hit that tree. We always wanted the tree to disappear and one day it did. One day the tree mysteriously ended up 15 feet over to the right of the boulder (car jack?). Now we have the Deforestation problem! Dec 11, 2008
Oakland, Ca
lucero   Oakland, Ca
i forgot to add it was also his birthday... we were really proud of him. Jul 14, 2006
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
Ah... That Neil. Now I know. And no folks, that's not the 1st ascent! Jul 12, 2006
Oakland, Ca
lucero   Oakland, Ca
Neil, as in skinny, blond, poetry neil... my roommate... come on aron you know! he finally did it after working on it for 3 years. Jul 12, 2006
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
Do you mean Neil did the 1st ascent? and which Neil are you talking about? May 10, 2006
Oakland, Ca
lucero   Oakland, Ca
NEIL did it! May 3, 2006