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Backside of Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee area (Northern cluster of boulders)
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Wounded Knee arete 

Wounded Knee arete 

Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V2-3 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: Paul Horak, ca. 1979
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Submitted By: Dave Wachter on Feb 27, 2009

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Awkward start to wounded knee arete


The arete at the east (left) side of the broad vertical north face of Wounded Knee boulder. Starts on a semi-detached hanging blob. Pull up using a right-hand sidepull, then reach high for a poor left hand crimp. Work out the crux move, and finish up the arete or move slightly right to a more secure finish with a scarier landing (rock in landing zone).


See above.


pads (I recommend 2), spotter.

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Topout. Pad position is not recommended.

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By djones505
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 17, 2010

i peeled off this problem at Shred Fest this year and managed to fracture my tibia, tear my ACL, MCL, and managed to fold my meniscus in half like a taco.... i still don't understand how i pulled that one off
By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 17, 2015

The FA on this one was Paul Horak if I remember, circa 1979.

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