Mothership Boulder

(11 routes)

An awesome UFO-shaped boulder with a 20 degree overhanging wall, big jugs and a nice flat landing. In winter, the base of the boulder acts as a natural drainage point for the water in the surrounding area (in other words, a pond), making this a summer-only climbing option unless you are feeling confident. The problems described here are a sample: mix and match to form your own.

Altitude: 
10m
Type: 
Boulder
Walk time: 
30 mins
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
1 Psycho Phunk V2
1.02
Sit start with an awkward hand jam, then climb the blunt arete.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
2 Thrust V2
1.02
Shares the start of Psycho Phunk, but move slightly right into the awesome hueco system. Top out with a committing move.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
3 Seventeen V2
1.02
Either sit start as per the previous climbs or climb direct, with another thought-provoking top out.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
4 Moscow Snow V2
2.01
Start sitting or standing and climb directly up the wall, finishing in the groove. A good variation is to layback the crack then move left into the large central jug.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
5 Wunderbar V3
3
Sit start as for Thrust, then follow the upper runnel system right across the wall and on to the right-hand feature nose. Finish straight up with some committing moves.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
6 Down and Dirty V3
2.01
Sit start as per Psycho Phunk and traverse right across the wall using crusty holds at head height. Finish with a rock over to the right.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
7 Seedy V3
1.02
Sit start on slightly crumbly rock, joining Down and Dirty at the rock over.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
8 Unnamed V1
0
Sit start on the sloper undercling. Slap left to a poor sloper and bring the right up to another poor sloper, finishing with a snatch to a jug over the lip.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
9 Unnamed V1
0
Same start as the previous climb, but finish direct on slopers.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
10 Unnamed V1
0
Sit start let of the prow and follow the jugs, with a high step up and a hard move around the nose.
Kristen Foley, March 2005
11 Unnamed V1
0
Start in the back of the cave on crusty jugs. Traverse left with some big reaches before mounting the prow,
Kristen Foley, March 2005

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