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Rosewood Casket

V3-4, Boulder, 13 ft (4 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Aaron Parlier
Virginia > Southwest Virgi… > Grayson Highlan… > Boneyard Area > Crooked Rd Boulder


Since this is the Crooked Road Boulder I’ve named this boulder problem after a "well known" country song that one of the more famous locals, Wayne C Henderson, plays on the Crooked Road webpage. I liked the name of the song, so I called it "Rosewood Casket".

Walk to the far left side of the boulder, just past the tallest portion of the boulder. There is a large chunk of rock sticking up near the base if the boulder to the far left and this line sit starts approximately in front of this.

This boulder problem navigates along the very thin crack line that sit-starts to the bottom right of the crack and ascends up and left to top out at a notch.

Look under the steep portion of the boulder, low to the ground, and you will find a very deep pocket. Start with this.

Move up and left to negotiate past very small, thin pockets and upside-down sidepulls. There is a loose chunk in the center of the line. Don’t pull this out... Just don’t use it if you’re scared of it. It didn’t seem like it would blow, but I didn’t want to use it so I avoided it... Also there is a huge, thin fin at the base. It’s not off. Feel free to use it. I don’t like eliminates and I graded it with this intended.

Work up and right to gain the notch with a jug up at the top. Top out over the notch.


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Cragmama Lineberry
North Carolina
[Hide Comment] Word on the street is that part of the loose chunk broke off, making the problem easier. I never saw it before the chunk broke off, but it definitely doesn't feel V5 now - I would say solid V4. Sep 19, 2011
Aaron Parlier
Boone, NC
[Hide Comment] yeah it did, Matt and I popped it out. It was a chunk jammed it and Matt used it as a foot and loosened it up... I call it a 3 now... But Ill go 3/4 until someone else gets on it for more consensus. Sep 20, 2011