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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: unknown
Page Views: 638 total, 6/month
Shared By: Dave Wachter on Feb 28, 2009
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Start on crimps (generally chalked), with a reachy move once you're established off the ground. Climb up to slopers, and grovel up to the horizontal hand crack. Awkward moving up and left to the topout, as there's a boulder in the crack you have to avoid.
The V4 grade is just a guess.

Location

This problem is in a little hidden corridor just to the east of Driftwood and the Pizza crack. Get up onto the podium at the base of those problems, and look to your left as you face the rock. You have to scramble over a little boulder to get into the corridor, and the problem is immediately on your right (the south wall of the corridor).
This problem is featured in the following exciting short film on You Tube:

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David Baltz
Albuquerque, New Mexico
David Baltz   Albuquerque, New Mexico
There is also a no-hands problem or two on the steep slab on the left side of the corridor. Exciting! Aug 24, 2016
Mateo San Pedro   OR
V3
I liked traversing all scrunched up under that little roof after pulling the lip! Fun stuff. Nov 11, 2012