This is an awesome block on the way into the Redrock climbing area. It is right on the main trail which leads directly past/to Pink Floyd Wall and also Main Wall and Master's Wall. It's extremely clean and well established. Being no more than 100 feet from the highway, it is a little loud from cars passing by but offers some great moderate-hard problems.
Follow the main trail up from the parking lot of Redrocks. Pass the storage units (and the right turn towards Down Under and Oz), follow up the hill, and you will find this block right on the trail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Approach Boulder:
Good V2 V3 6a Boulder, 10'
The Warm Up aka The Ear V3 6a Boulder, 9'
The Mantle V3-4 6a+ Boulder, 6'
Cape Fear V5 6c Boulder, 13'
V6 V6 7a Boulder, 10'
Hard Boiled V6+ 7a Boulder, 12'
The Mantle Traverse V6-7 7a+ Boulder, 10'
Featured Route For The Approach Boulder
The Warm Up aka The Ear V3 6a MA : Cape Ann : The Approach Boulder
Start with both hands on a very large shelf with a high left foot. Pull on and trend up and right on the shelf which eventually turns into a large block hold. Move left up to a big edge and go for the jug on top.Per Chris McNeil: Start with matched hands on a thin rail at face level. Move your left heel up on the left arete, and go for the right hand pull ("The Ear" hence the name). Press it out and top out....[more] Browse More Classics in MA