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Isosceles V7 7A+
Left Isosceles V1 5
Obtuse V7 7A+
Type: Boulder, 14 ft
FA: Greg Parker
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Shared By: BoulderingMatt on Jun 7, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Sit start using the large ledge and work the crimps until your hands are in the horizontal crack. Finish with a three foot dyno to a good slopey jug and then work right to top out.


Check out the comment below by Greg for location. I'll try to come up with something better once I get out there next week.


Pads, spotters. I recommend both since there's a good sized rock and a tree to fall onto.


Minneapolis, MN
BoulderingMatt   Minneapolis, MN
sometimes a V1 can feel like a V4, especially for someone who was new to bouldering outside, without a spotter, and a sketchy landing... Jun 21, 2006
Theres quite a difference between v4 and v1...
Where are these other problems like Jaba? Are they sweet?
There are so many problems in this area I'd love to see more of them get posted. Jun 18, 2006
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
The "real" Isosceles boulder (or Obtuse boulder as it is sometimes called) is in the area normally called "The Frontside". If you are looking at the problems Seul Avec Dieux and The Prow, the Isosceles boulder is up the hill to your right. It is a very obvious yellow-streaked triangular boulder.
The Isosceles Lookalike boulder, which is what these photos are of, is located on the "Backside" (by Brilliant, Scary trees, Jaba, etc.). The problem to the right of Left Isosceles is called Isosceles Lookalike, V6. Confusing, I know. Jun 14, 2006
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Hey. This is not the Obtuse boulder. It is actually the Isosceles Lookalike boulder. The problem is called "Left Isosceles" (I'm not very creative) and is graded V1. Jun 8, 2006
Minneapolis, MN
BoulderingMatt   Minneapolis, MN
Okay, so I thought the Isosceles problem was just to the right of this. The maps we had were pretty crude, so maybe you can give me a description of this boulder's location Greg so I can correct it. Thanks for the heads up. Jun 7, 2006