This one is great. As soon as you see it you have to pull on. Appetizer is named what it is since it is downhill and within sight of the Title Fight boulder, sort of an appetizer for the main course to come, although this boulder could be a focus just in itself.
Appetizer has a few easier lines; however "Hungry Hippo" is pretty tricky!
This boulder has a tall, sharp arête with a terrible landing "death Block" below, a fun featured face to its left, and a dicey thin face to the right with a likewise terrible landing. The bad landing lines could go with adequate protection I believe.
Walk up trail past the first bridge and past the first wooden bench. Stay on the left side trail. After the wooden bench, watch for a close, dense stand of rhodos on the left and head into the woods when you see an opening. If you reach the second wooden bench you’ve gone just past the place to walk off trail by a few yards. This is past the Shadow Cast boulder by about 2 minutes.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Applesauce Arête V4 6B VA
: Cascades Bouldering
: ... : Appetizer Boulder
Sit/squat down in the hole under the arete, left hand on the arete and right on a pebble crimp. Work up the slopers on the arete and aim for an obvious 2 pebble pinch for your right hand on the face near the top. Hold the compression, hope none of the pebbles underfoot break, and slap the good slopers at the lip.2-3 pads needed! Good work Nick!...[more] Browse More Classics in VA