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Ugly Duckling Boulder  

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Location: 43.8853, -103.4702 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Nov 12, 2010


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This is one of the main Chopping Block boulders with it's perfect height, flat landing, quality rock, and easy approach (though that last one goes for all of chopping block).

Getting There 

From the Chopping Block entrance, at the Mount Rushmore sign, head up the gully between Wrinkled Rock and Chopping Block. Go all the way through past 'Wrinkle In Time' and 'Puppy Stew' and keep straight (west) into the forest down the hill. This will bring you directly to the boulder, if not, you should be able to see it at least.

Climbing Season

For the Chopping Block area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ugly Duckling Boulder:
Ugly Duckling   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Vise Grips   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
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