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The Calm Boulder

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The Calm Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: David Asscherick on Jan 8, 2004
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This is an excellent boulder with two stout lines in the main gully on the backside of Baldy. It also has one easier line. The left-most route is "The Calm Before the Storm" V8/9 FA Greg Parker; the route to the right of this route is "Wife's Wrath" V8 FA Greg Parker; the route to the right of "Wife's Wrath" is called "Deceptively Easy" V2. The first two routes are both three star problems (***) the last route is fun, but probably gets no stars. "The Calm Before the Storm" is crying for a sit down start. There is a low-left rail that could mave into the low pocket and then up. This SDS would be V11/12 no doubt.

Getting There 

From the backside of Baldy, simply walk down the gully in the main area. The boulder is on the left. In order to find the backside, you may need a little local beta. The gully is just down the hill from "Scary Trees" V8, if that helps at all.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Baldy / "old baldy" area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Calm Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Calm Boulder:
Jaba   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
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Jumper V4 6B  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : The Calm Boulder
This problem is actually smack dab in the middle of the big boulder to the left of "Calm". Although the problem basically has only two moves, a jump and a slap, the holds that you grab and the uniqueness make it a great problem in my mind. Start by jumping up to the two slopey holds at the lip that are probably about 8' up. From there, paste your feet on (or not) and slap up and left to the big, rounded jug to top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Dan Dewell
Jan 9, 2004
Is this near "Jaba?"
By Greg Parker
From: Cardiff, CA
Jan 9, 2004
Yes, just down the hill to the left. You first pass the boulder with Blake's V6 and V7 and my Jumper, V4. It's the next boulder just to the right of the Jumper boulder. The pocket is very obvious on Calm (even though you don't use it on the stand up). I think Dave has pictures of the boulder he will post. Go check it out!

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