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The Hydra-Crack Boulder is a large boulder between Loosening The Lid boulder and The Seul Avec Dieux Boulder. On the south side you can climb easy cracks to the top. The huge Northside has its name sake route Hydra-Crack solid 5.11. Put up by Mark Jacobs in '87 on lead using a few pieces.The Lewis Brothers Mike And Rusty were the likely candidates for the first free solo/ boulder ascent. Chuck Fryberger has a problem to the left on the corner from Hydracrack. This boulder has a few incomplete projects from past years as well. You will understand once you stand below it.
Take the trail to Baldy Central and head to the northeastern side of Halfdome. Can't miss it.
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Ode To Violetta V5 6c Boulder, 20'
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Ode To Violetta V5 6c SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Hydra-Crack Boulder
This problem climbs the tall northeast face of the boulder. The beginning holds are a bit nondescript, but you are heading up to a large, flat hold in the middle of the face. The first few moves are the crux - bad holds, bad feet, hard move up and right. It eases up at the top, thankfully....[more] Browse More Classics in SD