Type: Boulder, 18 ft
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 24, 2008
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Access Issue: Read the BLM Sad Boulders page before you visit. Details


Climb up to the scoop/hueco and then commit to the exciting crux finish. Seldom done -- deserves more traffic. This is one of the best V4s at the Sads. Sack up and do it!


Follow the upper parking ~100 yards south. The problem is on an obvious tall buttress to the right.




Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
V4- PG13
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
V4- PG13
Cool line. Sep 1, 2013
Mike Brady
Van Diesel, OR
Mike Brady   Van Diesel, OR
One of the best moderates on the tableland. Definetly deserves more traffic. The only time I have seen it get traffic is was gang banged and padded to oblivion. Jul 16, 2014
Berkeley, California
  V2-3 PG13
kennethsime   Berkeley, California
  V2-3 PG13
The guidebook says "either match the jug and drop off or go for broke," without a grade distinction. We dropped off the jug, and I felt like it was more V2-V3, especially for taller people. Nov 16, 2014
Tom Helvie
Bishop, CA
Tom Helvie   Bishop, CA
If you dropped off at the jug, you didn't do the crux and you missed out on the best part. Not sure why the guidebook author wrote that because it definitely isn't a drop off problem. Nov 18, 2014
Daniel Winsor
Bishop, CA
  V5 R
Daniel Winsor   Bishop, CA
  V5 R
This is NOT a drop-off problem. If you dropped off, you didn't do Professional Widow. The guidebook doesn't say "match and drop off or keep going" it says "at the jug, back off or go for broke". I wouldn't consider the words "back off" to mean the problem had been successfully completed. This thing is V4 all day, if not harder. I wouldn't get up there with soft V4 in your mind... Flat landing and super cool though! Apr 25, 2015