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Routes in 420s

Type: Boulder
FA: [PG,BS]?
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: The Kingpin Boulder is closed to climbing Details


Walk past (uphill) the Willy Boulder, to the next boulder. On the uphill side, find the steep, crack-like feature with an old toaster below it.




Is the toaster still there? I couldn't find this problem Oct 23, 2002
As of 10/3/02 or so, it was. Oct 23, 2002
Yep, toaster was there on 6/20/2003. It's was under there. Jun 21, 2003
If you've been to this boulder then maybe you can enlighten us with better directions to get to it. Thanks. Jun 23, 2003
Walk west towards Tilt, assuming you know where that problem is.

Go back to the east a couple boulders and look for a toaster underneath the problem. I seem to remember it being real close to Tollebooth Willy and Crusher. The bottom line is until a topo is available, walk around the boulders and look for the toaster on the north side of a boulder.

Have fun. Jun 23, 2003
We revisited Crusher and Toaster again this past weekend. For both Crusher and Toaster, tread lightly as they appear to be very close to be on the boundary line for private land.

Getting there is best explained as follows ... hike west to The Tilt, Fire Pit, Crazy Cody, Cloudwalker & Divergence area. From there, walk southeast 50 to 100 yards toward the Kingpin Boulder, the giant boulder very close to the cabins that has an outhouse behind it. About 20 or 30 yards yards from the Kingpin Boulder is a little clearing with a rusted barrel. Next to the barrel is an obvious west-facing and overhanging problem called Crusher. Toaster is on the next boulder 20 yards to the west, is on the west side of the boulder, also has a steep overhang to start and STILL has the toaster underneath.

Be as quiet as possible while visiting these problems and STAY OFF OF KINGPIN - PERIOD. Jun 30, 2003
More like V3 (compare it to Hank's Lunge or Crusher). Oct 22, 2003
I'm going to go ahead and disagree with myself here, ac, and say that V5 is a fair rating consistent with other problems at the 420s. Maybe a twitch easier than Toaster and Hank's and most definitely easier than Johnny and Hodgey, which is seriously sandbagged ... period.

Perch and Johnny and Hodgey have screwed perceptions about relative difficulty up in the 420s. Perch is seriously V7 and Johnny and Hodgey is like V47.

peace Oct 23, 2003
I meant to say: maybe a twitch easier than [Crusher] and [Hank's] and most definitely easier than [Johnny] and [Hodgey], which is seriously sandbagged ... period. Oct 23, 2003
Jed Smith
Fort Collins, CO
Jed Smith   Fort Collins, CO
I am assuming it starts on the bomber undercling at the base? If so, I feel that this problem is an easy V3. Hank's Arete is orders of magnitude harder than this, and people call that a V4+. That being said, it is a fun little climb with neat features. I think it would be more classic if someone took a wire brush to all the lichen at the top. And toaster is still present as of 5/23/2013! May 23, 2013

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