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Routes in Louisville Swamp Boulder (S/W Twin Cities Metro, near Shakopee)

Type: Boulder, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: GarrisonH on Sep 18, 2011
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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When facing the west half of the boulder, sit start on the right side arete. Traverse to the left side arete and top out. Basically a 10ft boulder problem followed by a huge ledge rest followed by a 15ft boulder problem and finishing with jugs.


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Not sure if this has been done before. If so, due credit should be given. Not sure on the grade. If anyone has tried/done it before I'd like to know what they think. Sep 19, 2011
Paul Getzke
Bloomington, mn
Paul Getzke   Bloomington, mn
A very, very cool route, but it's been climbed before, just like 99% of the other "new" routes on the boulder. I'm suprised it's taken so long to post it as it is one of the boulder's best lines by far. I agree with the rating. There is also a low traverse that is much harder. Sep 19, 2011
Cool, thanks for letting me know. I never thought about the low traverse, I see the line though, definitely looks much harder. I was eyeing up the left side blunt arete of the west face. Sit Start on side pulls of arete and going straight up looks really hard, haven't tried it though. Sep 20, 2011
Paul Getzke
Bloomington, mn
Paul Getzke   Bloomington, mn
The next step would be a complete girdle traverse of the entire boulder. I don't know anyone who has done that, including me. The section on the east face would likely be the crux. Apr 30, 2014
jon bender
Minneapolis, Minnesota
jon bender   Minneapolis, Minnesota
This is an awesome route. Here's a video of part of it. The whole traverse is definitely possible. A few sections might have to go high, though. Nov 10, 2015

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