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Routes in The Bird Watching Boulder

.The Early Bird S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
.The Worm T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Falcore S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flipping The Bird S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
No Egrets S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Petite Poulet TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snipe Hunt, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Spring Kitten T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Subconscious Bird Watcher S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Turkey Heads S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vulture, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Elmo Mecsko
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Shared By: elmo mecsko on Oct 31, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Start on the vertical/slabby face through good holds to the base of the overhang. Set up, make the clip, and dyno big to the left, aiming for a pocket on the arete. This hold is hard to see, and thus hard to stick, hence the name Snipe Hunt (after a few fruitless dynos you may start to wonder if you are trying to find a pocket that is not there.) Continue up the arete for a couple moves and then move slightly right as you head for the anchors. The crux is not the dyno, but while heading from the arete to the face on the right after the dyno. Hang on and don't run out of ammo before the hunt is over!


This route is on the West side of the boulder and is located on the right side of the prow next to the mossy gully, one route to the left of Subconscious Birdwatcher.
It is recommended to lower off from the anchors.


6 bolts to bolted anchors.


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