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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Aaron Rough
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Shared By: leo qiu on Sep 20, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Route is located on the north side (facing downhill) of the Upper Saddle Boulder. Start on the left side of the face and traverse to the right, staying low. The crux is moving up from a large pinch to the "Big Horn" located on the knife edge arete(Rump Roast). Moving up onto the north face early makes this problem an easy V2.

It is easily the best climb in the saddle boulder. Loads of heel hooks in the beginning section with bad food holds below the shelf, and becomes more over hang when at crux move to the Big Horn, then ease off on the arete.

Problem is in the shade all day!


Upper Saddle boulder (the one that is uphill). Route is located on the north facing side of the boulder. It starts on the left side of the north face, and traverses to the right then up the arete.


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Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
I believe this problem is already called rump roast.

Fun problem tho.. Sep 21, 2016
leo qiu
Davis, CA
leo qiu   Davis, CA
It wasn't obvious to me V1 rump roast is the same problem I was describing. Does Rump roast start in the middle of that face, then traverse at least 4 moves to the right? then eventually move to the arete? The moves of these traverse and onto the arete defiantly excess the difficulty of V1-. I have no problem taking the problem down since it was a obvious line, but i just want to make sure people don't miss the fun traverse. Sep 21, 2016
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
Check out the description and comments for the why traverse v5

Looks like a combo of the rwo. Sep 21, 2016
The traverse plus arete is called Passage and is V2/3. Its on the topo. Definitely Rump Roast in your picture.

The free topo is linked on the home page of the Nut Tree Boulders if you haven't seen it. This problem is clearly marked and described. Sep 21, 2016
leo qiu
Davis, CA
leo qiu   Davis, CA
Thanks guys for clarifying the name! It is called Passage(V2/V3) which joins Rump Roast at the arete. Oct 1, 2016
Salamanizer suchoski
Vacaville Ca.
Salamanizer suchoski   Vacaville Ca.  
Hey Aaron, did you get the F.A. on this one? Trying to update a few things around here and make sure I give credit where credit is due. Dec 20, 2017
Hey Chad, yeah this one is mine. Dec 21, 2017

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