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Routes in Boulder 3B

Oakleaf Hydrangea V3-4 6A+ R
Type: Boulder
FA: JSGreenboy
Page Views: 136 total, 6/month
Shared By: James Green on Jan 19, 2016
Admins: saxfiend

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Description

Crux is the tight heal hook at the start or the sloper top out. Half way up the route, is a great three finger under cling, leading up to a small crimp. This route has a medium overhang that will throw your head and back directly into Boulder 3A, if you happen to peel off. I don't have any information, if this has been established, so I will post this as the FA until any new info surfaces. While I was establishing this route, an elderly lady walked up, and started telling me how angry she was about climbers pulling up her Oakleaf Hydrangea. After 30 minutes of talking, the name just stuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0EU4Yrd_Ps

Location

This route is on the section of Boulder 3B, that is facing the river. Your back will be facing Boulder 3A

Protection

I used only one pad, which was very risky, at the base of the route. If I was attempting this with less experienced people, I would bring a few more pads to use on the backside of Boulder 3A and one or two on the ground.

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James Green
Raleigh, NC
 
James Green   Raleigh, NC
 
I saw where you described a good spot for a route, on this boulder, and couldn't pass it up. It turned out to be a lot more dangerous than I was expecting! After two falls, I really cleaned the top and took it slow, to send it. The only future problem I can see for this route is: the starting foot hold is a rotten flake of rock, so it might brake off with to much pressure. If it does, there is plenty of room for smearing at the start. Jan 22, 2016
Nice. I meant to mention this boulder in my last post. I thought you might go for it. Pretty positive your the FA...at least the modern FA. Jan 22, 2016