Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: John Long, 1975
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Shared By: Obi on Aug 9, 2007
Admins: Euan Cameron, Colin Parker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A committing problem, Where Boneheads Dare entices many who come to Boulder Basin.

Start on the crescent shaped crimper and move up to the tiny crimp higher up. Once the feet are established in the starting hold, move up and slightly left to top out.

The physical / technical crux is down low. Although the remaining moves are physically easier, it's not for the faint of heart.


One of the easiest problems to find, Where Boneheads Dare is on the boulder closest to the campground loop road (and facing it) between sites 21 and 20.

The most popular way to get off is to jump across a 4' span to a lower boulder north of the Where Boneheads Dare boulder is. Another option is to downclimb a V0 / V1 hueco problem on the east side of the boulder.


Crashpads, spotters


C Miller   CA  
FA was John Long, 1970's. Aug 9, 2007
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V5 R
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V5 R
The starting crux moves are way harder than the rest of the problem. After the crux it is probably no harder than V2 (although like Obi says - it is high of the ground) Nov 9, 2008
John Long
Venice, CA
John Long   Venice, CA
FA around 1975. For full value, crank the opening move as a mantle. After the stand up the top is barely 5.10. Jul 20, 2011
James Arnold
James Arnold   Chattanooga
For fuller value, crank mantle with a stogie/cig jauntily dangling from the lip. My thumb still hurts 16 years later from mantling and stepping on it. Don't get sandbagged by the 5.10 on the above comment, it's solid "10+" imo and would be 5.11a in most areas.... Jul 21, 2011
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
Dang it! I knew I got complete value!! Nov 12, 2018