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Whale Shark Boulder

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Whale Shark Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Worth the walk for the two superb arete problems tracing either side of the overhanging prow. There is also a tricky dyno on the blank-looking left face, and a tall wall behind the boulder with some moderate problems. Idyllically set and rarely visited.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail from the parking lot until it splits off to the left, heading to a side draw (Howard's Draw.) Follow the trail into Howard's Draw, passing much good bouldering, until the trail dissipates. Cross the streambed (usually dry) and continue on an old road until you reach a wide meadow. Keep walking and the Whale Shark Boulder will soon appear on the left. Approach time 15-20 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Priest Draw area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Gasch cruising up the Left Arête, 1999.

Left Arete V3 6A  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Whale Shark Boulder
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By jackson
Nov 28, 2010
Check out "Dane's Big Gay Highball" on the bluff behind the boulder. climb yourself to the roof waaay up there and then out. Choose life.

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