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Routes in Trail Side Area 1

Arete of the Fin-Shaped Boulder V0 4
Highball Knob Problem V3 6A
Southwest Arete V5 6C
Unknown V1 5
Your Basic Hand Crack V0 4
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 499 total · 6/month
Shared By: kevinnlong on Feb 20, 2011
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Follow the South-Western Arete of the fin shaped boulder. The holds are decent on either side or right up the arete. Although the landing is ok, the problem is sufficiently high that a fall from the top is not recommended.

Location

This route is on the fin-shaped boulder that is ~2 minute walk from the Trail Side Boulder area. To get there, continue North on the Three gun spring trail for a very short distance and take the obvious trail that forks to the left (north-north west). Continue along this train into the sandy wash and look for this boulder about 50 feet from the trail on the right hand side (East of the Sandy wash).

Protection

Decent landing, but the walk off involves a mild "jump"

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kevinnlong
Boulder, CO
 
kevinnlong   Boulder, CO
 
I played around on this boulder recently. It's easy to get too, is relatively high, has a walkoff, and has nice rock.

It can get difficult and dicey if you stay to the south (right edge) of the arete straight up that face; I had to back down (through a tree no less!).

However, right on the arete (either side) is quite fun. The crack is worthwhile too. It's a good beginner boulder with good landings and enough height to make things feel serious. Mar 29, 2011