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The Jug 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: William Mondragon & Jeff Jackson
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Submitted By: Stephen G. on Mar 11, 2016

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The Jug gets all the stars. Photo credit: William...


SDS on the far right on a low rail, move up and left through awesome edges to match the sloping lip up left, mantel up, and air it out to the top and the thoughtful, meandering walk-off.


This is on the river side face.


At least 2 pads.

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By Julius Grisette
From: Carbondale
Apr 2, 2016

This problem is called The Jug in BJ's book. Drop off after the sloper? Are you nuts? The mantel and topout of this boulder make it truly 5 stars. Do yourself a favor and don't drop off.
By William Mondragon
Apr 9, 2016

Just to be clear, this problem is called The Jug, not Atlantis aka The Jug. Also this is not a drop off, that's not even a variation. If you drop off, you have not done The Jug. All of Stephen's name & grade information is completely wrong, & actually what you have done here is somewhat disrespectful to Jeff Jackson & myself. How much research did you do before you just decided to rename & regrade everything?
By J Achey
Apr 11, 2016

Pretty sure the route you're calling The Jug is the slippery, riverside face of the boulder originally called the Jug, FA about 2002. Seems like most of the Shoshone Stone route names in this section are new/wrong. Check the old (2008) Rifle Mountain Park and Western CO Rock Climbs guidebook, page 155 - it mentions most of the routes described here (I think, but it's hard to tell - every rock should have at least one good topo picture, guys). Most of the obvious lines up to V7 were done by a Carbondale crew including Allan Porter, Scott Leonard, myself, and a few others in 2002-3.
By Stephen G.
From: New Castle, CO
Apr 11, 2016

Thanks, Jeff and crew!

Yeah, the names are just placeholders until I can get some better info. I am working on getting a copy of that section of the guide. Until then, hopefully what is up will help some poor, sad boulderers find some quality lines in our area. I will chuck on some more pictures soon. Got a little busy offline, but with this rainy weather, I find myself with a little more time on my hands. Hit me up with any more edits I need to make. Let's make this MP section as good as the area!

By J Achey
Apr 12, 2016

Stephen - find a copy of that old guidebook. Someone you know surely has one. All the "old" beta is in there, at least the named problems worth remembering, but here's a summary: The Shovel (which you call Atlantis) and Duck Boulders were named after flotsam or discarded tools found on or near. Pulaski, on the Shovel Boulder, has worthy V6 and V7 variation that begin from sit starts on the far left and far right, respectively. The Duck Boulder route you have sketched in for what you call the Narwhal Boulder is called Duck Soup, V3, kinda hazardous because of the sharp rock behind it. The Upstream Cluster boulders just up from these, nearest the river include what we called the Loaf (the rectangular one with several short straight-up problems and some traversing variations), and the Jug, the taller boulder just to the right, which I think features the problem Will has posted here. It also has a highball V2 on its other side, Boxelder Slab. The boulder just upstream from these has an exciting V5 that goes out over the water....
By Pete F.
From: Carbondale, CO
May 2, 2016

I have the old book and will post the info once I can get out there late summer. I scoped it out yesterday and the water's too high, and there's no tyrolean. The book says The Jug is V3.
By Julius Grisette
From: Carbondale
May 2, 2016

Sorry, Pete, the water level rose a couple weeks ago making a dry crossing rather ballsy. Even if you did cross, many of the landings have a foot of water over them. Next year! Maybe someone will be kind and set up a high Tyrolean upstream of the stones to access Fountain Buttress and the other goodies. I enjoy this area very much, sorry you missed it.

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