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"Dani's Mantle Project" 
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Warm-up Boulder  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Nov 18, 2008
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Nice open area to drop your stuff, some steep easier stuff and some less steep hard things. Problems exist on all sides.

  • Downclimb the side of the boulder closest to the trail on a slab that ends on some rocks wedged between the boulder and a tree.

Getting There 

This is the second large boulder that you come to, but the first one with problems. It is easily identified by the seemingly blank diamond shaped south face, the side you will first see when approaching from the parking area. It is also just on the other side of the left side of the trail where Reservoir Dogs is about 100' off to the right.

Climbing Season

For the Ponderosa Bouldering area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 18, 2008
The problems as I know them, from left to right.
  • V4 Crack Traverse
  • V6 Slab
  • V2 Steep arete
  • V? Dani's Mantle Proj
  • V2 Cave
  • V3 Slopers
  • V1 Pocket
There are some harder variations to the sloper and pocket problem that finish between the two that are fun but eliminates.
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 1, 2013
Bit of a misnomer calling this the warmup boulder. Really crappy warmups. Go to scoop, KFAD or picture perfect to warm up!
By Eric Natzke
Feb 1, 2014
Thin slab with obvious monos is called "Monotron".