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Crown Jewel V4 6B PG13
Crown of Thorns V2 5+
Double Fisted V5+ 6C+
Fisticuffs V5 6C
Gimmie Some V0 4
Hookers are fun! V2 5+
Pima Traverse V4 6B
Silly Little Dirty V2 5+
Stairway to Heaven V4 6B
Table Dance V6 7A
Table Topper V5 6C
Tongue, The V2 5+
Tsunami V4 6B
Tsunami Arete V4 6B
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb V0+ 4+
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Type: Boulder
FA: Manny Rangel and Jay Anderson, mid 80's
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Shared By: Colonel Mustard on Apr 9, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Phoenix South Mountain Park & Preserve Details


This is the obvious horizontal seam splitting the lower half of the Entrance boulder. Start left at Gimmie Some and traverse right till you can step off onto some raised boulders.


Entrance boulder: approach as for the rest of Pima Canyon


Perhaps a pad at the start or near the end


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Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
I never had the bouldering guide to South Mountain, so feel free to submit the correct name/grade/fa and I will correct the description. I never got too into the bouldering circuit at South Mountain (I'm a shite boulderer, you see), but running out to the traverse with some water, a coupla beers, and the dog was a fun way to find some solitude in a beautiful desert canyon while also getting a fierce pump. Best part? No pad is really required on this traverse! Similarly, the vertical routes on the Entrace boulder are a little testy without a pad sometimes, but the cruxes are low so you are not really putting it all out there. Have fun! Apr 9, 2011
manuel rangel
manuel rangel   Arizona
This was one of the first problems Jay Anderson and I did in Pima Canyon @ mid 80s. The sand was a bit lower and one of the sit starts on the right side is now higher and the footholds seem to be getting lower! Dec 23, 2011
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
Were you guys the FA, Manny? If so, make up a name! Mar 14, 2012
manuel rangel
manuel rangel   Arizona
I'm pretty sure we did the FA and the name was the "traverse" so it fits. We did a lot of the problems given goofy names by JG. This one is fine. At the time, as you can imagine, there were trees and shrubs at the base, now long gone. Oct 17, 2012
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
And so it is. I updated FA info and will keep the name since it fits.

Thanks for the background on the problem. It's still one of my fave boulder problems/spots in my limited bouldering experience.

-Zach T. Nov 20, 2012

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