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Routes in Forestland Boulders

Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: andyf on Jan 13, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

First off, I haven't sent this thing, but I think my experience qualifies me to post it. In 2005 I was a move from the top when I peeled, hit the pad on its hinge, and broke my left ankle. Making things worse, I spent the next 2.5 hours driving home, gritting my teeth every time I engaged the clutch. Making things worse yet, this all went down the day before my wife and I were supposed to leave for a week on Mexican beaches, sans kids. We still went, but it was an icy trip at first.

Crimp up on sharp positive flakes and make a big stab up and right to a good gaston edge. Move to some sloper edges below the topout, hike your right foot up to the gaston edge and...topout I guess. This is where my left foot popped and I fell.

What I've described is listed as a variation in Central Washington Bouldering. Apparently if you use the left-hand arete instead of moving to the gaston, it's V3.

Location

Lower Forestland on the obvious big boulder (next boulder up from Backdoor Ass Attack and The Real Thing), on the same face as The Shield, but to the left.

Protection

At least two pads; take my suggestion and pay attention to padding the landing rocks. Do it up right and the landing's fine.

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Michael Sullivan
Seattle, WA
  V4
Michael Sullivan   Seattle, WA  
  V4
As hard as One Summer and The Real Thing for me. Nov 20, 2016
Shaun Johnson  
  V3
A large hold near the beginning broke.. Making it a little harder, but not as cool. Mar 26, 2014
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  V4-5
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  V4-5
I did this thing way back in the day. Was the only line I could do that day in that area. Nice line - too bad a hold broke..... Dec 28, 2013
pdxuller
  V3
pdxuller  
  V3
agree with Ferrells. V5 route looks very difficult now. Oct 21, 2013
ferrells  
 
Some time in the last year, this problem lost a key flake off of the face. There is a beautiful outline of chalk where it used to be, but I don't think it's going to go at v5 anymore. The v3 start is still there. Oct 6, 2013
seand
Seattle, WA
V3
seand   Seattle, WA
V3
Definitely a 5 using the approach provided in the description. Heading up left offers a rather fun highball-y 3. Jun 16, 2009