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BETA PHOTO: The Beard : SE face of L boulder overview of route...
Link-up of interesting moves. Too bad it requires Trad gear to set up top-rope.
The obvious direct line up the crack in the center of the SouthEast face was listed in the 2011 print guidebook as a project ("Masada"), but no claim that it's been sent yet - (then we could remove the "Lite" from the route name).
Climb up out from the big corner (more difficult but less fun if do not use any hold on L side of arete). Next up the right side of arete. Then (optionally using one hold on left side of arete) step Right to obvious crack in center of SouthEast face. Finish Straight to the top.
warning: as of 2016 there is still some big possibly loose rocks in the gully which have not been fully cleaned out. Belayer and other members of party should stay away from anywhere near below the gully between the two Beard boulders.
. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).
On the Left boulder, at the big corner below the obvious arete between the South face and the SouthEast face.
- - > see on this route photo
Top-Rope? Difficult to set up top anchor in a way that avoids a dangerous sideways swing if the climber falls. Most likely requires Trad protection gear, perhaps medium-size cams (also perhaps medium-large stopper might help).
To set up Top-Rope, see ideas on the area description page
Protection for trad Leading is unknown and likely inadequate.
BETA PHOTO: The Beard - overview of routes: A. Stubbl B. The T...
BETA PHOTO: The Beard - SW + ENE face of L boulder and WSW fa...