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Rock Climbing Photo: Found a boulder in the woods?  There were a few sl...
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By Terry Kieck
Sep 8, 2008
This is Junk Yard Boulder found by I believe Eric Bernard and/or Eric Zschiesche. We used to bushwack in from the Ice Age lot on 113 until the new Ice Age trail from south shore road was constructed. Now its a casual 1 mile hike (all up hill).

The traverse is a favorite of mine. Its been done both direction and also down and back. V4 I think. Several fun problems on this boulder and some eliminates. Easier stuff on the left side and they get harder as you move the the right. Also some slab problems on the northeast side. Some of the quartzite pebbles up high have had a tendency to pop off so check them out before yarding on them.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Sep 8, 2008
Hey Terry. I couldn't quite do the couple of center problems on this boulder all the way to the top as they were pretty hard eliminates and the top outs full of dust, leaves and pine needles, and beetle (or wasp) detritus but I sure had fun trying and jumping back down into the dirt after each try. I had no pad- as I didn't know this thing was along the trail we decided to hike yesterday and I didn't have a pad along-- just a ground cloth for a planned picnic.
This boulder deserves more attention (on the part of me) I think. I love bouldering on SS instead of Q. Do you know why they called it Junk Yard Boulder? OK- if Eric Z and others of the Baraboo gang were there then all the problems have been managed I am sure..
By Terry Kieck
Sep 8, 2008
Hey Burt,

Just behind the boulder in the woods there are a couple of spots where someone used to dump trash. When I would bushwack there it was a marker to know I was headed the right way. I believe all the obvious problems have been done along with some contrieved problems. its a great spot to spend a couple of hours!
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Found a boulder in the woods? There were a few slightly chalked holds down low - looks like some one worked a low traverse. There are some good problems on this gem.

Submitted By: Burt Lindquist on Sep 7, 2008
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