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5.9 slab problem 
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Big Columbia Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,998'
Location: 37.74172, -119.60355 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Dec 24, 2014


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Hosts the classic Midnight Lightning.

Getting There 

Right in Camp 4. Look for the chalked lightning bolt on the rock. You can't miss it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Columbia Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Columbia Boulder:
Bates Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: John Bachar on "Midnight Lightning". 198...

Midnight Lightning V8 7B  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Big Columbia Boulder
What can you say about such a classic boulder problem that can possibly do it justice? First sent by Ron Kauk who worked it for over two months in 1978 with fellow hardman John Bachar, this line up the Columbia Boulder stands as a true milestone in modern rock climbing.People have rated this from V7 to V9, and if you can't mantle it's going to feel downright impossible.Start on the series of polished opening crimps, fire a right hand up to a good undercling crimp, move the left hand up, and then...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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