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Routes in The Yosemite Boulder Area

Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BDalhaus on Apr 18, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

An odd, yet fun climb that takes a little power and, you guessed it, technique a la footwork. Then again, if you're tall, it will probably seem easier. Sit start with both hands matched in the chalked up crack in the middle of the face. Pull off the ground and gaston your left hand in another crack. Move your feet around, then make a big move, left hand again, to a crimp above your head (crux). Once you have the crimp, you can either continue straight up over the bulge on jugs, or traverse into the finishing crack on the Standard Route.

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Yosemite Boulder (El Cap). This problem starts on the face left of the arete facing the trail to Devil's Den. Downclimb through the large chimney system.

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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I wanted to do this route today but there is a foot tall stump at the start of it that seems to be in the way and a fall hazard. Next time I will bring a saw and cut it out and then do the route. Aug 4, 2010
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
That stump was a living tree until climbers killed it. I don't remember the tree ever being in the way, but feel free to remove the remains. If you want a fall hazard, check out The Very Bad Idea. Aug 5, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
If you really want a hazard- come out to the South Platte and try "pine tree enema" A NICE 5.10 Aug 10, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
The stump is gone as of today. Oct 24, 2012
Lanky
Tired
  V4
Lanky   Tired
  V4
Huh. Was there last week. I won't miss it. Oct 25, 2012
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
 
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
 
Nice little climb, definitely easier if you're tall. Aug 24, 2014

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