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Old Baldy Frontside  


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Location: 43.89, -103.45702 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Hang a right when coming to Baldy.

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Weather station 0.6 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',14],['V6-7',12],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Old Baldy Frontside:
The Hurt Locker   V4 6B     Boulder   The Hurt Locker Boulder
Sports Action Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Sports Action Boulder
4on6   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
Wrestling the Buffalo   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Buffalo Boulder
Orange Roughy   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Orange Roughy Boulder
Seul Avec Dieu   V8 7B     Boulder   Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
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Featured Route For Old Baldy Frontside
"Orange Roughy" on the Southeast side of Mt. Baldy towards the 'Black Jackpot Boulders" and "Black Roughy."

Orange Roughy V6 7A  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Orange Roughy Boulder
"Orange Roughy" begins as a sit-start on slopey sidepulls on the beautiful orange dyke thing on the northern side of the boulder.Move the left hand to a gaston, bring the right over it to a decent lie-back/sidepull. Match and bring the right hand up high on this sidepull thing.Feet are tricky here. Do a stemming action on both sides of the dyke/sidepulls&slopers. Move with right hand up and to the sloper, then the left on top above it.Once the left hand is high on the other sloper, reach up w...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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