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The Darkhorse Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,200'
Location: 43.88086, -103.46166 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Jan 23, 2017
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The Darkhorse Boulder sits slightly to the right of the Thin Fin when walking up to the Emancipation Wall. It leans over a glob of granite. This boulder is slightly overhanging and the face with the problem should face the trail.

Getting There 

Hike up towards the base of Emancipation When you go up the small rock slab 3/4 of the way up on the trail. You will see the Thin Fin (V5) and The Hope and Change Boulder on your left. To your right you should see a overhanging boulder almost leaning over another rock. It creates a small corridor this is the problem

Climbing Season

For the Emancipation area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

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