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Routes in Elk River Boulders

Waltz in the Woods V4 6B
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: David Haak
Page Views: 333 total, 5/month
Shared By: David Haak on Aug 10, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Sit start with a big undercling in the bottom of the overhanging part of the boulder. Make a move to a good angling hold with your left, set your feet, then try not to barn-door off as you make a committing move to a good horizontal hold with your right hand. Reach up with your left to find a good undercling, find a high left foot and smear your right in order to make the crux move. Alternately, make a far reach out left to pinch the lip, set your feet, then move to the undercling. Once set, throw for a good crimp with your right hand. Stick the throw, then utilize good side clings and a heel hook to pull the lip, and continue up the face to top out. This part can be tricky and a little high, a crash pad is recommended. The rock and holds are of good quality, though other parts of the same boulder this cannot be said of. Great problem.

Location

This ascends the large boulder roughly straight south back into the woods across the river from the pullout. There is about an 8 foot tall section of steep, featured overhang followed by a another 10 or so feet of vertical face. A dead tree stands touching the apex of the overhang along the boulder.

Protection

Crash pad recommended.

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