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Old Baldy Frontside Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.89, -103.45702 View Map  Incorrect?
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Old Baldys Frontside or The Gallery ihas most of the main blocks at Mt. Baldy. A lot of problems and a lot of Classics can be found among this cluster. Range from dirt burglars to highball er solos..... Grades Range from VB-V10. Greg Parker's Prow is probably the most sought after. The areas first development came from Mark Jacobs who in the late 80s was the first person to climb The Hydra Crack on lead. Using 1 piece of gear. :) Next up The Lewis Brothers Mike and Rusty bouldered a bit here as well as made the first rope less ascent of Hydra Crack V3. Larry Schaffer who has some of the boldest leads in the close by Needles and gained mthe name "Scary Larry." Was the next developer he bouldered here for a few years before Dave Asscherick and Greg took over and sent the now dozens of good problems in the vicinity.

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39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Baldy Frontside

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Baldy Frontside:
The Hurt Locker   V4 6B     Boulder   The Hurt Locker Boulder
Blake's Sloper   V4 6B     Boulder   Lillipad Boulder
Sports Action Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Sports Action Boulder
Slap Happy aka Classic Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Slap Happy Boulder
4on6   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
Wrestling the Buffalo   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Buffalo Boulder
Seams Easy   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 8'   Seams Easy Boulder
Orange Roughy   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Orange Roughy Boulder
Grab, Roll, Pull    V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Slap Happy Boulder
Seul Avec Dieu   V7 7A+     Boulder   Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
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"Wrestling the Buffalo" is a stellar problem on the northern side of this boulder working off of a nice sidepull with the right hand and a sloper on the left into a funky left foot sequence and a high reach with the right hand on the rib. The top out is pretty interesting, too. The landing would seem to be treacherous, but the fall is gentle and onto flat ground. A great problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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