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Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Apr 12, 2013
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The Hydra-Crack Boulder is a large boulder between Loosening The Lid boulder and The Seul Avec Dieux Boulder. On the south side you can climb easy cracks to the top. The huge Northside has its name sake route Hydra-Crack solid 5.11. Put up by Mark Jacobs in '87 on lead using a few pieces.The Lewis Brothers Mike And Rusty were the likely candidates for the first free solo/ boulder ascent. Chuck Fryberger has a problem to the left on the corner from Hydracrack. This boulder has a few incomplete projects from past years as well. You will understand once you stand below it.

Getting There 

Take the trail to Baldy Central and head to the northeastern side of Halfdome. Can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Baldy / "old baldy" area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

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Hydra-Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V3 6A  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Hydra-Crack Boulder
Hydra-Crack is the prominent lie back crack feature on the formations north face. It was first climbed on a few pieces of sketchy gear by Mark Jacobs in 1987. Mark writes, " My last climbing season in the Black Hills wrapped-up in '87. Hydracrack near Baldy is a bookend of that era for me. Future climbers would leave the rope & rack behind on a route near the center of the bouldering wonderland they would explore & develop. I lead the route with a few pieces. A B1 problem to an 11a layback. If I...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Apr 14, 2013
from L-R on the north face "gas for my ass V5" "ode to violetta V5" "jumper V5" "apparently a hard chuck fryberger highball" "hydra-crack V3/11+" "solo crack 5.8"

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