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Routes in Backyard Boulder

Type: Boulder, Alpine, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: mikejohnson1 Johnson on Jul 25, 2010
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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Description

EDIT- This route is no longer climbable. A giant boulder rolled down the hill and rested itself right at the start of this climb.

Sit start as For "Thump" and continue left, up crimps, to finish as for Primate. See beta photo for starting holds.

Location

On the Backyard boulder (same boulder as "The Impossible Problem"). This boulder can be spotted by walking up the road from the parking lot. After passing one large boulder on the right, you will see the backyard boulders. It often looks like it has snow on it (from being so polished). Walk around right and you will see Forest Thump.

Protection

A pad or two and a spotter.

Photos

Colin R
Ottawa, ON
V7
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
V7
I could never do this problem for the life of me. Some sort of voodoo sit-down start hokum with splayed-out legs and a tree in your way. I could never keep my ass off the ground to do the moves properly. I've seen Bill P. make it look like V5 though.... Oct 21, 2013
bill patton
V6 PG13
bill patton  
V6 PG13
This one was a totally made up "i'm bored" problem. The original send starts sit - with your right leg/knee behind the tree and both hands on head height crimps. Pull up on the crimps and push with right leg. First move is a gaston with left hand to a good slope shelf.

Next make a difficult match onto this slope shelf - but don't go straight up to the buckets just above the slope gaston hold (told you this was a rules problem...)

After matching on the slope gaston hold (which requires this ab blasting high right foot) continue left on head high crimps until you can gain the arete that is part of primate. Following this arete down until you can statically (slowly...) lower your sorry ass onto the ground. If you "thump" to the ground, start over. Totally lame i know, but that was the original idea... Aug 13, 2012
mikejohnson1 Johnson
Essex Junction, VT
 
mikejohnson1 Johnson   Essex Junction, VT
 
I may be mistaken on the actual line of forest thump. Does it follow the line of crimps 3 feet below the line I indicated? If it does, I can fix the picture. Aug 1, 2010
Sean Wolf
Denver, CO
Sean Wolf   Denver, CO
there is some luke childers-esque development going on in this area. keep it up! Jul 26, 2010