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View from the ridge looking down at U-Mound. The B...

Description 

Typical foothills bouldering, long walks to boulders with the occasional problem that actually makes you want to drag your pads and posse back to finish off that project. If anyone knows the actual names or history, please correct me.

Getting There 

In between Copper and Encantado parking areas, southeast of U-Mound and about 20-30 minute walk from U-Mound parking. For a faster approach, park at the next parking area south of Copper.

From the parking at U-Mound, three large power-lines are visible south of the mound, head to the middle of the three (the second and third are much closer together than the first and second) From the power-lines there is a trail that will take you directly east up the steep hill. Stay on the trail until you reach the ridge. The first boulder you're looking for is visible across a small draw; it has the very obvious rounded-marble-like top, tilting toward the west. Lots of climbing on this boulder, although like everything in the foothills, some of it has been manufactured.

Continue directly south of this to find a larger cluster of boulders. Climbable ones designated by grey sika, although I found quite a few that hadn't fallen prey to the glue gun/chisel yet.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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