LOOSENING THE LID BOULDER
Loosening the lid sits right next to Hydra Crack Boulder’s southwest face. Or up hill a few feet from The Lilypad boulder. The current “Mount Baldy Trail” runs directly past this boulder. Most climbers fall in love with this boulder because of the heel hooking action and clean quartz crystals to pull on.
1.) CANNED HEAT V5***
SDS and move up using some compression moves over the bulge on slopers. The crux is the first couple of moves.
2.) THE BIG SQUEEZE V6***
Start the same as LOOSENING THE LID instead of following up the scrubbed quartz crystals make a move or two around the corner and finish up the face.
First Ascent: Dan Dewell 2000
3.) LOOSENING THE LID V5***
Great problem that SDS on good holds. Throw a heel hook and move out of the overhang towards the arete. Follow scrubbed quartz crystals up to the mantle.
First Ascent: Greg Parker 90s
4.) SKINNY DIP V1
Follows up scrubbed holds to the right of LOOSENING THE LID.
First Ascent: Dave Asscherick 90s