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Boulder A

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Boulder A  

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Submitted By: LeeAB on Nov 14, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Boulder A as seen from the trailhead.


This relatively large boulder hosts several problems that all climb on a variety of knobs. The problems on the uphill face make for a couple of nice warm ups while the downhill face has some nice taller problems that are pretty technical. The rock outside of the knobs is quite grainy, particularly lower on the boulder.

Getting There 

See picture. You can easily see this boulder from the parking lot as it is the tallest boulder just below the first flat area on the ridge and is right on the sky line as viewed from the parking lot. You may want to take a trail up the ridge that is further north from the first main one or cut off of it pretty quickly. There is a descent trail that runs across the ridge just above this boulder so it is likely that you will first see it from just above when you get to it.

Climbing Season

For the Foothills Bouldering area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Grizzly Hands V1+ 5  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Boulder A
Start on the ledge both hands with right foot on a solid ledge down near bushes. Move right hand to a Gaston sloper on right then move left hand to an under hang above start. Move feet, grab knob on right, set feet and reach around to a slope/crimp (mix) with right hand - located right where Quartz Crystal is in rock. Move left foot to quarter size knob and wrap right foot around for a solid foot hook (kinda mix between toe and using your leg). Now for the crux...Move your left hand to a pin...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Matt St. Peter
From: Ashland, OR
Feb 28, 2014
A short video of the V5 on the downhill side of Boulder A.

By Patrick Vernon
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 1, 2014
You almost hit coyote! Nice vid.
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