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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 28, 2009
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Work up into the right-facing finger crack (lay back to the left), then bust a big move to the upper notch. Careful not to leave a finger behind if you fall!

Location

Just right of Driftwood, on the alcove podium above (south of) wounded knee boulder.

Protection

Pad, spotter.

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Mateo San Pedro   OR
V2
Got on it today. The only scary thing was how cold my fingers and toes were. Maybe that helped with the friction? Fun fun fun. Threw a hand jam in at the top to boot. Nov 11, 2012
Great climb, super easy but its a little heady. It will get your heart pumping just the way we climbers like it. Jun 24, 2010
Dave Wachter  
 
Not sure about the "X" grade, unless you've got hemophelia or osteogenesis imprefecta. I suppose I could imagine some tweaked fingers, but that hardly makes for an "X"rating. Apr 14, 2009
RiggerMortis
Albuquerque New Mexico
  V1+ X
RiggerMortis   Albuquerque New Mexico
  V1+ X
Not that hard to do, but the exposure is terrifying:) If you don't stick that last jam it could be a really ugly get-off. That said, bring a lot of nerve, and hit it quick. Staring at the crux from halfway will burn your forearms and sap your courage. Bring a pad, a good spotter and just SEND. The less time you spend, the easier it is. Good luck, my friends... Mar 5, 2009