All Locations > South Dakota > The Needles Of Ru… > Mount Rushmore Na… > Mount Baldy > Almost There Boulders
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DescriptionThis classic problem is the low start to Open Wide and is on the Largest Boulder. It starts on the left side (just slightly to the right of the arete) of the face lying parallel to the trail to Baldy. Start scrunched down with your right hand on an ok side pull sloper and left on a small edge to the left in the indented section of rock (your left hand will start slightly lower than your right). Climb up and left to the arete then climb back right to an amazing scoop/jug at the top of the boulder. Classic movement. Grade is still up for debate. Between V7 and V8.
There is also a variation that is quite fun as well. It climbs left to the arete but instead of throwing for the higher sloper on the arete, throw lower to a juggy side pull. Now sort of mantel left onto the platform.