THE CLOUD SHADOW BOULDER
GETTING THERE AND INFORMATION:
The Cloud Shadow boulder is a great boulder to spend some time. Almost all the problems on this boulder are worth doing and can help you warm up for problems up the hill at the Tennie Shoe and Scenic Boulder. The problems were established in the early 2000s from the MN and Colorado Crews. In 2017 Chris Hirsch and Aaron Stetzer likely added the hardest problem to this boulder. For months strong climbers had set there eyes on the smallish very hard very reachy project on the northeast side. Chris and Aaron finally managed to send this and settle on a grade of V8/9 from what climbers have said.
1.) Glass Castle V3***
SDS and move up on good holds pulling over the small belly of the boulder. Move up on good holds and balancy foot work.
2.) Cloud Shadow Variation V5***
Start standing on holds about chest height. Pull on and slowly make your way right into Cloud Shadow proper and finish on Cloud Shadow V4.
FA: Evan Hays 2013
3.) Cloud Shadow V4***
Can start 2 ways. Either start low on crystals and work up into the amazing jug hold or just start on the jug hold. Throw your right foot up on the nubbin. Left hand throws out to the sloper. Adjust either heel hook or move feet to the left side. Hit the small semi sharp crimp with your right. From here get high feet and throw up for the left hand side pull.
FA: Dan Dewell 2002