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Veritas Boulder

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 4
  • Content Quality: Medium
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Description

Large boulder visible on the left hand side on Bear Lake Road (going to Bear Lake Parking Lot), a little bit after Bierstadt Lake Parking Lot. Park in the pulloff on the left and follow the obvious trail to the boulder.

Approach

On the left hand side on Bear Lake Road (going to Bear Lake Parking Lot), a little bit after Bierstadt Lake Parking Lot. Park in the pulloff on the left and follow the obvious trail to the boulder.

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Grade Route

Begin about 3/4 of the way to the left of the boulder in a large flake. Left hand on the slopey edge at the top, right hand underclinging on the bottom right (~2 finger shallow pocket). Traverse all the way right and then slab it out.

Originally graded V15, but upgraded in 2016 to V16.

FA: Daniel Woods, 21 Oct 2010

Please move the boulder tot the right location if you know where it is exactly, thanks!

As Woods put it: The boulder is a giant 65 degree overhanging ships prow, which jolts out of the hillside. There is just enough room for a landing to work the crux moves. If you pitch from the top, you will take a 20 foot fall downhill into the river. There are 5 movements covering 15 feet of near horizontal climbing. The crux revolves around 2 high tension foot moves to a hard right foot kick over to the right side of the boulder. The first two holds are very slopey with no opposition and the upper holds are two quarter pad incut crimps. It is a good full body power test, along with extreme crimping.

FA: Daniel Woods, 29 Feb 2012

FA: Daniel Woods, 13 May 2017

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