At the far north end of the Ibex Crags lies the last bouldering area before leaving the immediate area. It is easy to recognize, with the largest boulder in the area being Brian's Boulder. This hunk of rock is shaped like a tall rectangle standing on its end. The boulder has four distinct sides roughly mirroring the points of a compass. It is also the largest boulder at the Ibex Crags with the exception of the Red Monster area.
One can always find a shady face on the boulder to climb on. The rock is solid with the exception of some flaky white rock near the base of the boulder which is only a consideration for your first couple foot holds.
Brian's boulder isn't one of the more popular boulder areas so you'll likely have it to yourself while everyone else is mobbing the Red Monster area.
Roughly to the west of the boulder lies the Newlywed bluff where there are some sport, trad and mixed routes within easy walking distance of Brian's boulder.
Once you arrive at Ibex locate the Red Monster area and head up the road, northward, paralleling the cliffs. A few hundred yards from Red Monster you'll see Brian's boulder on the left side of the road. It lies about 50 yards or so off the road.
Problems are sorted from Right to Left. If you are standing looking at the west face you'll see the first (1. V0) problem. To the left of that, on the south face, you'll come across (2. V1) and then (3. V4/5), and finally to the last problem (4. V0).
Weather station 20.3 miles from here
3 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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3. V4/5 V4-5 6B+ UT
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This problem is pretty difficult for the grade compared to others of the same grade in the Ibex area. To complicate matters, after you hit the half-way point your landing/falling options are non-existent: i.e. don't fall! X-rated equivalant problem.The problem starts on a left-facing sidepull that isn't very good. Feet position are critical to utilizing the sidepull. All the other holds are smaller and tougher to use compared to the start. Climb straight up the south face. There are decent top-o...[more] Browse More Classics in UT