High on Boulder
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Aaron Shil leading pitch 3 of High on Boulder in t...
3 pitches. WI3+, WI4 (sustained: ramp then vertical ~100 ft.), WI3+. There on 2 bolts on the left side of P2 base. There are bolts on the right side of P3 base. There is a tree at the top of P3. Each pitch is a full rope length. If you feel burly, you can do the "Moonrise" WI5 curtain instead of the "High on Boulder" crux pitch.
Go to the end of the Road. Look left. Locate "Mean Green". Now look right of "Mean Green" and "High on Boulder" will be the next flow to the right. You will see the wide crux pitch. The approach takes ~1 hour. Head straight for the ice, then get into the drainage/gully as soon as you can. Continue up the gully to the base. Go do it.
Bring enough screws for 100 ft. of continuous ice.
BETA PHOTO: 4-Feb-07 : High On Boulder as viewed from the appr...
BETA PHOTO: 4-Feb-07: High On Boulder as viewed from the base....
High on Boulder, Photo by Adam Clark
BETA PHOTO: Rapping down the High on Boulder drainage, after c...
fat ice on 1/19/09
BETA PHOTO: High on Boulder and Moonrise (right) in FAT condit...
BETA PHOTO: View of High on Boulder and Moonrise from the midd...
Adam Sinner on P2. 1/16/10
Adam Sinner levitating above the upper pitches of ...
BETA PHOTO: Pitch one bolts marked.
I took the photo the same...
Colin Simon high and high on the high last pitch o...
|Comments on High on Boulder
|By Doug Shepherd|
Feb 26, 2007
At the end of the main flow there is a tree with a good rap station to climber's right.
Your next rappel is off of bolts on climber's right as well.
Aaron told us there are bolts to climber's left for the last rappel, however we could not find them and rapped off a pretty nice v-thread. Hopefully these bolts still exist to cut down on the amount of tat draining out at the end of each season.
From: Dysfunctional, CO
Jul 8, 2007
I remember the bolts above P1 being under a sheet of ice when we found them. It took us awhile to dig them out, and if I recall, they were in good shape. Perhaps you did not find them because they were buried under the ice? Sorry. I should have warned you about that. So, if anyone else has trouble finding bolts, take your adze and hack away some of that stuff near the base and maybe you'll find them with any luck. Cheers!