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G:Alligator Skin Boulder

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Location: 37.48388, -80.87508 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Shultis, Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jay Shultis on Jan 20, 2013
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28' Tall Boulder
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Description 

One of the largest boulders at Bozoo, this Behemoth welcomes you with two large faces. On the downstream face you will find a 28' slightly over-hanging face with what appears to be doable lines (beta beta??) on the river side there is a 50' long face that is generally slightly slabby with fine grain slopers crosshatching the entire boulder. There are a half dozen established lines on this face with more to be done for the industrious moss remover. The Derecho has made this area a wasteland, but most of the problems on this boulder have been re-established with the removal of many downed trees and branches.


Getting There 

Hike along the river until you reach the two 18' tall boulders sitting at the edge o fthe river just across from Lick Creek. From here hike straight up the hill to the can't miss it cause it's HUGE boulder!


Climbing Season


5 Total Routes


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