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The Boss Wall

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 3

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Description

Climbs listed from left to right. The routes Born to Run and Born to Be start above the large platform; Jungle Land starts to the left, up by the large tree. The other 5.10s start far right, and are accessed by fixed lines.

Access issues inherited from Horne Lake

Do not camp in the climbing parking lot. It is private property and illegal camping jeopardizes access for all. There is camping down the road at the Horne Lake Regional Park, or a multitude of other discrete spots to park for the night.

If the parking lot is full, or you can't get your car up the rutted out path to the parking lot, do not park on the road. Park at the camp ground and walk up. Horne Lake road is an active logging road and parking on the road jeopardizes access for all.

Please also respect the fire closures which sometimes take place in July and August. Check the status of the access on the strata website (hornelake.bc.ca) before visiting during these months.

Routes

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Climber's right of Jungle Garden

A link up. Climb Born to Run to the 7th bolt then move left into the 8th bolt of Born to Be. Adds a little difficult to Born to Run.

A couple cool roofs and a thin area.

This is the second extension to Born to Run, not sure on the grade.

This splits right off Born to Run at the 7th draw, bring a few extended draws to reduce rope drag.

This route is the extension of a 12a called holy upsettas at the boss wall above the famous amphitheater in horne lake. It was bolted by Rene Monjo who is a prolific local hard man. The name of the route refers to the crux in which you are climbing in beautiful black limestone and it is also an reference to the name of the crag. This a 110ft route, so bring a 70m rope.

The thin flake mentioned by Alex in April '19 (around bolt 5) had indeed broken by August '19. That part now feels like a tense vertical stemming/gaston boulder problem. I'm not sure how much easier the original holds made it, but the redpoint crux or cruxes are surely higher where things steepen. Excellent climb!

Starts just left of Born in the USA, at the end of the green fixed line.

Starts at the end of the Green fixed line (as of 2020). Another route veers right after the first bolt. Is it Glory Days or Ladybug?

Start up Born in the USA and head right after first bolt.

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