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Face the Whale

V2-3, Boulder, 12 ft,  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Steven Bogacz/unknown
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Bear Canyon Bouldering
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is a nice problem consisting largely of crimpy moves with hard to find but okay feet. The topout might be the crux, as the top needs cleaning and doesn't provide great friction.

Start a couple of feet to the left of the nose of the boulder with your right hand on a good rail and your left hand on a thin crimp. Move up and right on a system of crimps before gaining a slopey right hand on the way to the topout.

I'm listing the FA as Steven Bogacz/unknown, because although I haven't been able to find any previous information on the boulder, I also find it hard to believe that something so close to the trail could have gone unclimbed, even though it is 3 miles down trail. I would gladly update this page if anyone has any information on it.

Location

The boulder is about 3 miles down the Bear Canyon Trail if you go into it from the NCAR/Mesa Trail side.

Protection

This has a pretty clean landing zone, so a spotter and an optional crash pad are all that's needed.

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A shot of the boulder taken directly from the trail.
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Steven Bogacz
  V2-3
[Hide Comment] Video of what could be the FA?

youtube.com/watch?v=aSWmtdh… Apr 25, 2016