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Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boulder Problem In Evergreen 

Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boulder Problem In Evergreen 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B PG13

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B PG13 [details]
FA: probably Noel Childs in the early '80s?
Season: Late Fall/Winter/Eairly Spring
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on May 22, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Photo beta update of the "Wisdom Wall." ...


Start under the most obvious, crack system splitting the huge walls in half. Get two hands almost on a matched crimp type hold and work the crack up to the (HB) crux. From here you must get set up for a right hand toss into a nice in cut flake. Keep you head about you and hand jam and face climb onto the tall slab above. Top out the slab and walk around left.


From the 1st parking lot, follow the Sisters trail until it meets the Ponderosa. head left (west) for about 50 yards. You will see the massive wall about 100 yards up slope to the north. Bushwhack your way up the main, south-facing, yellow-looking wall.


Pads and good spotters.

Photos of Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boulder Problem In Evergreen Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Justin Hausmann finds "Wisdom" below the...
Justin Hausmann finds "Wisdom" below the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brothers Boulder.
Brothers Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jimmy Meter sending Wisdom.
Jimmy Meter sending Wisdom.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...
Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...
BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for the "Wisdom Wall" as of 9...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin sending the mega classic "Wisdom."...
Kevin sending the mega classic "Wisdom."...
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke Childers climbing "Wisdom."  Three ...
Luke Childers climbing "Wisdom." Three ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Center line.
Center line.

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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
May 12, 2008

My friend Pat ...(deleted due to duplicate entry). Fun problem, with good beta I was able to do it on the first try. Finish on good hand jams.
By Tom Hanson
May 13, 2008

I'll have to disagree with your friend Pat. Energy Crag is a lot of fun, but in my opinion, the best problem at Three sisters resides on the north side of the northern-most sister. It is a left to right traverse on really cool huecoed stone.
By Patrick Peddy
From: evergreen,co
Sep 20, 2008

FA probably Noel Childs in the early '80s.
Noel grew up in Evergreen and used to climb here often; I still see him here on occassion.
By jjc
From: denver
Oct 7, 2008

I think Pat ...(deleted due to duplicate entry). However, the problem pictured above isn't located at the Energy Crag, it is located in the area just south of Brother's Lookout. Eds. it's been moved since.
By Luke Childers
Jan 3, 2009

jjc is right. This area is just south of the Brother's lookout and can be seen from the trail if you were going to the top of the lookout. A nice S.D.S. on the far right corner of the wall that traverse back left to rejoin The Best Boulder Problem in Evergreen via a nice thin seam with powerful moves and stiff crimps with the added (hb) mighty pump may make it the longest and the hardest route to date at the Sisters. I believe the F.A. was done by Josh Heiney back in 1999. It goes at about V11 or so. I have done the problem in the two section but never linked the line fully and I would bet that the difficulty is around V11. Anyway it's a great problem. There is a lot of ground brush to battle with at the start but it does not last long. Nice wall with more modern (hb) possibilities.
By Luke Childers
May 22, 2009

Turns out that Josh Heiney did make the left traverse into the high ball V3 around the fall of 2000. He believes the line is about V9. Let's call it "Undercover brother (V9)."
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Jun 18, 2009
rating: V3 6A PG13

This problem is SO GOOD! Coming from the guy that really doesn't care much for bouldering.
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Jun 19, 2009

Absolute awesomeness!
By Luke Childers
Jun 19, 2009

Wisdom is such a sweet line. I did it again with Said and we had a blast. The trick for this one is feeling good about about the super high left hand-jam. If you can't or hate hand jamming this one is just going to make you a crazy person!!! Probably the best (H.B.) line at the Sister!!! I can't seem to climb it enough.
By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jul 2, 2009

I love the hand jam. I couldn't commit to the right hand below the hand jam the last time I was there. It really sucked because I had climbed it at least three other times.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Jul 9, 2009
rating: V3 6A PG13

Chris, your right the hand jam is sweet! I think that's why I flashed it actually, pure jamin skillz helped me. I can also relate to your feeling of failure, I've had that happen to me on super slab a few times.
By Nathaniel Osenga
Aug 10, 2009

I think 8 of us did this problem yesterday. Those who could hand jam made it look easy that way. The rest of us just crimped and pretty much threw for the next right hand hold. Course we had 5 spotters and 7 pads so falling wasn't going to hurt. Really fun climb.
By Luke Childers
Sep 22, 2009

To all those that care or can believe it... Chuck Fryberger sent the long standing "Wisdom Wall" mega project!!!! He's calling it "Rock Cheetah." Although he has yet to given any comment as to what he felt the difficulty of the line maybe the fact still remains.... the "Wisdom Wall's" main and most revered project has fallen to the great Chuck Fryberger!!! Way to go, man!!
By Joe Collins
Mar 25, 2011

I think the star and seriousness ratings that people are giving to problems at Three Sisters is pretty silly, but I thought this problem was outstanding.
By Ivo Penchev
Apr 20, 2011

Bouldering at Three Sisters Park - Evergreen, CO.
By Luke Childers
Jun 19, 2011

Really fun video, guys! Fun to see these lines getting some coverage and due credit! Fun!
By Ryando Smithman
From: Golden, CO
Apr 7, 2013

Took the fall from the top of this a bit over two years ago; spotter forgot to reset the pads or even spot, so I landed on the rocks.

Hurt like bloody hell, put me out of climbing for a few months, and really didn't get my head straight till more recently. I'm back now, though. Time to send.
By Nolan Robertson
Apr 10, 2017
rating: V4 6B PG13

This problem is so badass! Really scary though. I did this climb solo with no spotter and felt uncomfortably committed after the crux, especially due to the crumbly nature of the topouts. I HIGHLY recommend this thrilling line!

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