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Routes in Essential Boulder

Type: Boulder, 10 ft
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Shared By: Nick Reecy on Dec 1, 2011
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Sit start by the pinyon pine tree with a big right hand sidepull. Move up the overhang through a pair of good left hand shelves, bump the right hand up to a sidepull or edge, stick the lip, rock onto the slab.


This is on the South-face of the Essential Boulder, next to the pinyon pine tree.


Pad or two, there is a tree and a rock off to each side of the problem.


Nick Reecy

Nick Reecy    
The left hand jug broke off, I haven't personally seen it, but I would guess it goes a bit harder now. Dec 11, 2011
Bradley Mark Edwards
Grand Junction, CO
Bradley Mark Edwards   Grand Junction, CO  
My bad. It was me. I gotta lose some chub apparently. I'm going back out tomorrow and gonna work on it and I'll let you know how it goes. Dec 16, 2011
Nick Reecy

Nick Reecy    
I checked out the problem and played around on it...the broken left hand hold definitely adds some difficulty. I didn't try sending it, but I would guess it to be about a hard 4 now. Feb 4, 2012
Nick Reecy

Nick Reecy    
Repeated the problem, today. Old method post-break is much harder. Found an alternate method which is likely easier than the original. Adjusted the grade to reflect my experience. Mar 4, 2017

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