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Routes in Horizon Boulder

Type: Boulder, 13 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Aug 26, 2010
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones

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Description

-May seem contrived, or like a forced hard top-out-

Located on the backside (side facing opposite of the parking area) of the Horizon Boulder, which is the largest boulder in cluster one that you see as you walk up the trail from Massey Gap Parking...

walk around the rear of the boulder, and when facing the rear directly, you will find this fun line to be the far left, partially overhanging, blunt arĂȘte. Sit start under the overhanging portion on a blocked feature, and then climb into the overhanging, bulging portion through easy moves. The tricky portion occurs at the near top, where a reachy move is involved.

This may seem contrived since common sense would deem it necessary to trend right, but, stay true to the arĂȘte bulge and resist going too far to the right and pull through the harder top out moves directly over the overhanging nose.
After you top out on most days you will feel why this is called "Windy Heights".

Location

Located on the backside (side facing opposite of the parking area) of the Horizon Boulder, which is the largest boulder in cluster one that you see as you walk up the trail from Massey Gap Parking...

walk around the rear of the boulder, and when facing the rear directly, you will find this fun line to be the far left, partially overhanging, blunt arete. sit start under the overhanging portion on a blocked feature

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DMott Mott
  V1+ PG13
DMott Mott  
  V1+ PG13
Really liked the direct line more! Great feeling of exposure on the last few moves. Oct 12, 2015
Aaron Parlier
Boone, NC
 
Aaron Parlier   Boone, NC  
 
good stuff, Ill work on posting that then Oct 28, 2010
Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
  V2
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
  V2
Sure, that would make sense to me. Oct 27, 2010
Aaron Parlier
Boone, NC
 
Aaron Parlier   Boone, NC  
 
Agreed. The lower portion is a letdown, but the top, top out, and view makes it worth the effort. Fun... I may designate the difference between the contrived not trending right and the more logical trending right to top out... what do you think?? Oct 27, 2010
Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
  V2
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
  V2
I wish the bottom of this problem didn't feel like 3rd class. But the top was fantastic! Great views and good exposure for a bouldering problem. Sep 7, 2010