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This is a small zone, but it has a handful of good problems and the area's best line, Childbirth. This zone lies next to the main hiking trail to Arthur's Rock, so expect the inevitable questions about your pads.
Hike up the Arthur's Rock trail PAST the bouldering access trail, perhaps 20 minutes. After the main switch backs head back to the east below the south facing walls of Arthur's, look for one last switchback. You will be staring up at Childbirth which slashes through the overhang and up the arete. The even larger, pyramid-shaped Valhalla Boulder is just slightly uphill. You will also find the Gremlin Boulder just behind Childbirth, and the Sicker Boulder up and behind the Valhalla Boulder.
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Child Birth V8 7B Boulder, 20'
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In the new Arthur's Rock Bouldering Guide, this is the TR "project" on the Valhalla Boulder. I've climbed this route several times, probably first on New Year's Day 2000 if not prior iirc. I had never seen any chalk on it prior to my ascents, so that is why I tentatively put my name as FA, although the route is so prominent that it might have been done previously. This is an excellent route, that, if it were in BC, would have been bolted years ago. As it is, it is a very worthy...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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