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5.9 slab problem V0 4
After Midnight V10 7C+
Bates Problem V4 6B
Kauk Start V9 7C
Midnight Cowboy V9 7C
Midnight Lightning V8 7B
Moffat Start, The V10 7C+
Robbins Problem, The V3 6A
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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Barry Bates (or maybe Steve Wunsch?)
Page Views: 1,606 total · 25/month
Shared By: Bryan G on Apr 14, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

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This is a mega classic V4 that doesn't see much traffic for some reason. It is located on the Big Columbia Boulder, just around the corner from Midnight Lightning.

Start to the right of the tree and a right facing corner (the corner is "off"). With an undercling and a big glassy foothold for your right foot, reach up and left to an angled edge. Get a high right foot above the lip and rock over to another gaston. Reach up to a jug and then climb easy terrain to the top. Although tall, this problem isn't really a highball. Once you reach the jug, it's 5.7 on big features all the way to the top. But it's a different story if the moss is wet!

To get down either downclimb the problem to the jug and drop off, or downclimb the tree to the lowest branch and drop off. If you're dropping from the tree, have someone bring a pad over or else it's kind of an ankle bruiser.

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Will S
Joshua Tree
 
Will S   Joshua Tree
 
Doesn't see much traffic because it feels really sandbagged for V4 and is tweaky/thin and a tad awkward on the first moves. Being tall helps. Sep 16, 2013

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