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

Driftwood direct start V6-7 7A+
Driftwood or Petrified Wood V4 6B
Hidden corridor problem V4 6B
Pizza Crack V2 5+
Wounded Knee V2+ 5+
Wounded Knee arete V3 6A
Type: Boulder
FA: Paul Horak, ca. 1979
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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

The arete at the east (left) side of the broad vertical north face of Wounded Knee boulder. Starts on a semi-detached hanging blob. Pull up using a right-hand sidepull, then reach high for a poor left hand crimp. Work out the crux move, and finish up the arete or move slightly right to a more secure finish with a scarier landing (rock in landing zone).

Location

See above.

Protection

pads (I recommend 2), spotter.

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David Baltz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
David Baltz   Albuquerque, New Mexico
The FA on this one was Paul Horak if I remember, circa 1979. Jul 17, 2015
djones505
Albuquerque, NM
djones505   Albuquerque, NM
i peeled off this problem at Shred Fest this year and managed to fracture my tibia, tear my ACL, MCL, and managed to fold my meniscus in half like a taco.... i still don't understand how i pulled that one off May 17, 2010