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Routes in Backside of Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee area (Northern cluster of boulders)

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Dave Wachter on Feb 27, 2009
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Located center right of the vertical north face of the Wounded Knee boulder. Starts on the lowest of the obvious chalked horizontal crimps. Pull up through crimps, with a big deadpoint halfway up, then jugs to the top. I think it's called wounded knee because the dark blob that's the obvious starting foothold tends to spit feet off, resulting in wounded knees.

Location

See area description and photos. This is the lowest and farthest north of the boulders in the "Back Side Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee" sector.

Protection

Pad/ spotter. This problem has a perfect flat landing.

Photos

KevJ
  V2-3 PG13
KevJ  
  V2-3 PG13
I've done the sit start that begins to the right for years. Makes it a fun problem. I start sitting on the rock and work up the arete/slopers & traverse left to a jug then into the start holds of Wounded Knee. Feb 16, 2013
Mateo San Pedro   OR
V2+
Down climb the backside. There is a ramp. It ain't great but it ain't "bad" either. If you are strong enuff to climb it, you can downclimb it. Pretty great face climb though. Nov 11, 2012
RiggerMortis
Albuquerque New Mexico
 
RiggerMortis   Albuquerque New Mexico
 
Very "Sequency"(?) the divot between the crimpers and the big hand ledge is the key. if you can plant your feet solidly and get the divot with your left hand, the rest is easy money. Keep your hips in close to the rock. Be brave, it's not a bad landing, but it IS a bad downclimb;) Mar 5, 2009