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Where else would Mercenary Swine hang out other than Blackwater?

Ethic inherited from Pierce's Creek

A number of problem have been recreated since the fires and to a large extent climb like the original problems.


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V1 My Private Beulah Boulder 4m

Might be slightly sandbagged. Up using the rail for left hand and top out. NOTE: Descent off this boulder is by down-climbing or jumping.

FA: David Nott, 2013


Sit start using the undercling, careful not to lever off the flake, and huck to the top.

FA: David Nott, 2013


Not your usual boulder problem. A V0 chimney. Up and over. If you head right to the back it's shorter. If you want to add a bit of spice, top out on the big mushroom on top with a heel hook so you feel really insecure. Just don't fall off from there because you'd probably kill yourself impaled on a tree. Also, I take no responsibility for any stupid decisions you make.

FA: David Nott, 2013

21 Mercenary Swine Trad 15m

The fierce finger and hand crack with a huge flake on the left to start. At least, it used to have a huge flake. Now that is completely detached, and the arete has been destroyed after the fires as well. There's no way to walk off this boulder - either rap off gear or the 2x4 generously left behind. If you trust it.

FA: Robert Topfer, 1980


Grade is a best guess based on feedback from someone who's climbed 'Mercenary Swine'. May have been climbed before.


Could go as a boulder problem, assuming someone is willing to down-climb it. Up the wide to start then thinning off-width. Possibly too big for most gear.


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