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Routes in Morning Wood Boulder

Right To Left Traverse V1-2 5
Type: Boulder
FA: Bob Finch
Page Views: 61 total, 1/month
Shared By: Mike Lane on Mar 19, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Back in the late '80s, I took Ranger Bob up on an invite to cruise some of his favorite boulders around the West Entrance area. Morning Wood is not a destination rock for any serious boulderer, but it is close to parking and offers several fun problems with mostly pockets. I've used it as a warm-up before shooting downhill straight east to the Dungeon or Nine Lives Arete. The V1 traverse is best from right to left.

In addition, there are several pocket-pulling top-outs, the thinnest one is maybe V3.

Location

About halfway between the Cave Trail parking lot and the Falls Trail lot, along the interconnecting trail, there is a trail branch that heads east. Follow this down past a curve and over a little drainage and uphill to a couple mini boulders. At these, bushwhack a little downhill and south towards the drainage and you'll see it. All in all, no more than 200 yards from your car whichever of the 2 lots you park in.

Protection

Flat landing, not too tall. Still high enough to recommend a pad.

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