Scenic Point Boulder

THE SCENIC POINT BOULDER

GETTING THERE AND INFORMATION:

The Scenic Point Boulder is a very proud beautiful boulder that sits up on a hillside overlooking the Primal Wall climbing area. It is often quite windy in this area and you will almost never see anyone else. This boulder was first established by Josh Dreher when we sent Gnar Gnar Black Sheep V8****.  With a few other problems developed not much action was seen until around 2013 When I was getting the tour of Breezy Point from Local Brent Kertzman and group of others. When arrived at the Scenic Boulder we stopped to take a break and I scoped out a few lines on the side of this boulder that had never been done. I managed to add a few more problems to this boulder as well as one moderate the Gastonion V5** with the vision and naming from Brent. This is one of my favorite places to boulder and for awhile was seeing lots of action from the strong climbers including the Spearfish Crew. Great place to climb and then enjoy the views and breeze as you rest. Bring a picnic! Just remember to pack everything out.

 

THE SCENIC POINT BOULDER

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    1. GNAR GNAR Black Sheep V8***

Starts matched on the bad sloper. Do a few really fun and slightly odd moves to the overhanging arete to the left using a lot of body tension then finish up the arete. Move quickly through the crimps and get the throw dialed and it should feel on the easy end of V8. Take your time and this problem can feel Solid if not slightly hard V8. Ends with a fun throw to the lip of the arete.


FA: Josh Dreher 2007

 

2. Loose Control V2*

With more clean up this could become a better warm up. This problem was climbed when out touring the Breezy Point Boulder for the Guidebook. Given this side of the boulder didn’t have any problems on it and the beautiful location something should go on it. What was thought to be a pretty straight forward line turned into a interesting climb. Starting up things were going good until the top where it gets a little thin grabbing a few crimps that broke loose. Both hands off the rock somehow the feet stuck and kept balance and control. Hence the name! Work up the face and mantle onto the upper slab like portion to the top.


FA: Michael Madsen April 2013

 

3. The Gastonion V5***

You should already know by now that this problem has a ‘Gaston” move. It is also the crux of the climb moving to and from these holds. SDS and move up on positive holds until you can hit the Gaston feature midway up the wall. Get high feet and adjust to hit the small crimps above. This problem was looked at by local Brent Kertzman who showed the problem during a tour of the area for the guidebook. Brent also had a name in mind and it seems to have stuck. Little more traffic and this one should clean up nice. Has seen a few repeats since the FA.


FA: Michael Madsen and Brent Kertzman April 2013

 

4. The Cracked Pane

This problem was another warm up that after resting for a bit and heading back to the parking lot figured we should climb another easier problem. This was could be ok if climbed more. SDS and move up the slanting seam feature to the Arete. Go directly up the arete on good holds. Little ricey still.


FA: Michael Madsen April 2013