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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.
Hang a right when coming to Baldy.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
36 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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The Prow V10 7C+ SD
: Mount Rushmore National Mem...
: ... : Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
Climb the overhanging prow via non-existent slopers for the right hand and tiny crimpers for the left hand. The crux move is right in the middle involving a hard move falling into a left hand sidepull, but getting there seems ridiculous and leaving that spot is only slightly easier. After reaching the slot near at the top, move slightly right to top out on the Seul Avec-side on slopey dishes. This problems climbs as well as it looks. In my opinion it is one of the most awe-inspiring lines at Bal...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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