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The Sideshow Boulder

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Submitted By: John W. Knoernschild on Apr 8, 2012
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from the trail. Side Show is directly in the middl...


A large 16 ft. boulder with a few good climbs. Far enough off the trail to offer some seclusion.

Getting There 

Start on CCC trail, turn left on Potholes trails, walk 300-400 ft., turn right and walk up to the start of the talus. It's a pretty obvious boulder as you walk up on it.

Climbing Season

For the East Bluff Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 8, 2012
We moved some dead pine trees to access the boulder and broke a few small holds. Comment if you know this was climbed :)
From: Winona
Apr 9, 2012
Hey Paul, nice to see you guys add this overlooked bouder to the mix. I believe it was cleaned up by Eric Z. sometime around 2000-2001. we called it the pyramid bouder or something lame like that... Definitely worth an afternoon quick session as it may be one of the easiest approaches at DL. Sideshow seems a fitting name. Happy crankin'!
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 10, 2012
Thanks for the info EB I will have John change the FA :)

BTW now that I know this has been climbed, there is a really nice line directly up the middle that is tall and has a great landing. Probably around V5+, someone should go give it a shot, really cool. Otherwise John and I will get back to it eventually.
By Terry Kieck
Apr 10, 2012
I thought that looked familar EB! It was call the Diamond Boulder due to its shape. If I recall correctly Eric Z did the direct problem Paul is refering to. The other problems I remember traversed out left (sideshow)and one that went right and then up around the corner above a boulder. I'll have to get back up there an check it out. Thanks for bringing the boulder back to life.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 11, 2012
Perfect, definitely very obvious lines because that was exactly the three lines we cleaned. If you remember any names for the climbs let me know!