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Routes in The Dali Area

Type: Boulder, Alpine, 15 ft
FA: Jon Cardwell
Page Views: 1,824 total, 19/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Nov 8, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber Details

Description

Mirror Mask begins from a stand start at the downvalley end of the cave. Smack slopers and heel/toe-hook your way out the underbelly of the cave's capstone to the upvalley end of the cave, where you exit above a boulder just below your butt. This problem sports lots of oppositional compression and sick footwork. Note that if you fall off the finishing moves, you probably tumble back down into the cave.

The rock is perfect on this problem, the line is obvious and the folks that have done it have been psyched on it. However, because this problem resides down in a talus cave, has DAB potential as you exit the cave and has an obvious sit start that EVERYONE coveted for years, I've given it only 3 stars.

Location

Mirror Mask and the sit down version, Big Worm, are located in an interesting and unique cave about 150 yards uphill and slightly upvalley from the Dali Boulder. When you reach the Dali Boulder, continue diagonalling up and right, attempting to skirt around the talus field to the west. When you reach an open area, look for a pile of blocks that has a 15 foot long cave down inside them. Another block caps the cave and the problem climbs the underbelly of this boulder starting on one end of the cave and exiting the other. Scramble down into the cave and behold! Both Mirror Mask and Big Worm are obvious if you find the cave and have any business trying them.

Protection

A couple Organics down in the cave and a small pad under your butt as you exit the cave above a talus boulder.

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Sully
Grand Junction CO
Sully   Grand Junction CO
So what exactly are the start holds for Mirror Mask. No one I know seems to know. Jul 24, 2011
I definitely didn't do Mirror Mask. It looks cool, but I never got around to even trying it. Sep 6, 2010
tcamillieri
Denver
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tcamillieri   Denver
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Chip,
I had always heard that this was a Cam Cross problem.
t Jun 28, 2010