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Like many of the boulders at the Holies, this one has recently seen some development and now offers one of the most popular moderates in the area. That being said, there's clearly still more potential yet to be sussed out.

Getting There 

Take the trail straight down the hill from the Vulture's Nest area. This overhanging boulder will appear on your right. Follow the trail around the backside to find several steep, nicely featured climbs.

Climbing Season

For the The Holy Boulders area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Flugelhorn   V6 7A     Boulder, 7'   
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