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Old Baldy Frontside 


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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.


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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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Me in the middle of Seul Avec Dieux,  <br />right before the comitting part.  <br />Photo taken by Dave Asscherick.

Seul Avec Dieu V8 7B  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Seul Avec Dieux Boulder
This problem is the boulder's namesake, and one of Baldy's all-time classics. It climbs the gently overhanging black face on the north side of the boulder, requiring tenacity and intricate footwork more than brute strength. Start standing with your left hand high on a good edge and your right hand about waist high on a good edge. High step your right foot and head up. I don't want to give too much away, half the fun of this problem is figuring out the correct sequence. Dave was alone during the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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