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Elevation: 6,400'
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 26, 2007
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Bowling Pin from the west

Description 

This distinctive boulder, shaped like a falling bowling pin, is situated in the center of Buttermilks Main.


Getting There 

From the Birthday Boulders parking area, traverse the hillside eastwards for 100+ yards. It's just uphill from the Tut Boulder. The boulder is easily spotted when viewed from the east.


Climbing Season


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bowling Pin Boulder:
Bowling Pin   V4 6B     Boulder   
Bowling Pin Sit   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
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Luke on the Bowling Pin. Photo by Matt Palmer

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The Bowling Pin.
The Bowling Pin.
The Bowling Pin (lower left corner) and the Tut Boulder, (middle, bottom).  Buttermilk Rd. is in the background.
BETA PHOTO: The Bowling Pin (lower left corner) and the Tut Bo...
Bowling Pin. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Bowling Pin.
Photo by Blitzo.
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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Jan 9, 2009

One of the crux holds broke off recently making this a bit (but not a grade) harder.