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Description

The High Water boulder is down in the river bed just upstream of the suspension bridge.

Access issues inherited from Upstream of Suspension Bridge

Some climbs and boulders can be fully flooded if the river is running, although this is rather rare.

Approach

Walk in as for Crossroads but jump the handrail just left of the suspension bridge between the bridge and Crossroads. From there simply walk down the scree and High Water will be on your left.

History

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First problems on the overhanging face of the boulder were done by M. Polinski in mid 2010's.

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Sit start on the right facing large sidepull at the bottom of the boulder with feet on the pedestal below (The pedestal is split by a crack not far to the right of where the boulder sits, don't use feet right of the crack). A tricky first move, involving an improbably looking pinch or alternatively some small gaston crimps, leads to some better holds to gain the lip only to be followed by a heart-breaker slopey topout.

Start as for the previous problem but move out the belly of the boulder to the left, then up through and angled small crack to the lip. Top out over the point.

Stand start in the centre of the slab, with a great 2 finger pocket for your right hand, and a single finger one digit crimp, from there head straight up the slab to top out.

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2021

Same climb as High Water Face but as a sit start, first 2 moves are quite tricky.

Stand start with two opposing underclings on the shield, head right via underclings and follow the arete up to top out over the highest point of the boulder.

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2021

Sit start High Shield with a right undercling pinch and left hand in the two finger Gaston pocket. Pull off the ground and into High Shield and finish the same way. Harder than it looks!

FA: Tommy Krauss, Feb 2021

Sit start under the prow, left hand on the arete, right hand on a good sloper on the low lip, slap your way up to easier finish.

FA: Tommy Krauss, 2021

Around 1m right of High Prow, sit start on the low lip and mantle to easier top out.

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