Sand Rock Bouldering
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Here is a suggested equipment list for Bouldering:
Plastic hold brush (wire is to rough here)
Sand Rock is a great place for bouldering. Its many boulders range from 10- 20 feet high, which usually have a good walk down. Unfortunately many of the boulder problems are not named or rated anywhere, and for lack of a new guidebook we decided to let everyone post their problems here. Just send us your information; such as, location, route description, photo or sketch, and we will post it for everyone to see. The Deep South Climbers Companion (out of print) doesn't call out many specific boulder problems so we made our own up. We are totally aware these boulders have probably been climbed a million times before we showed up, and The information is in no way meant to step on anyone's toes. We look forward to someone helping us out with origin, rating, or names of the following problems. Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can give the proper credit, and documentation. With that said, The following are a few fun easy routes. We just made them up, and documented them for others to use as a reference.
Just up hill from Champagne Jam is a small overhanging boulder, near the trail. On the overhang side we did one problem "WEAK FLESHLING" and had to return on our next trip to finally get the arete "Buttercup" V1+.
WEAK FLESHLING which finishes right of center, using the
large sloping bulge (on the right). This is probably only a V0+/V1-, but
it has a fun combination of moves. the footholds are few and far between.
The hardest part of this problem is probably overcoming the agonizing
pain from the conglomerate pebbles.
BUTTERCUP (V1+) Is an interesting combination of moves. Begin the same as weak flashlings, and hard up and right to the arete. Continue up using holds on the arete! This route requires some power and technique (heel hook and lock off to complete it).
Below John Phillips tries one of the first attempts of "BUTTERCUP" V1+
We also played around on the short boulder next to "the Shoe Box" on its south side. We have dubbed this the K Block, for reference purposes only. It is surrounded by Jaws Block, Pinnacle, and Shoe Box.
We did a half dozen problems her all rated VO - V1. most of theme were short. All routes are described assuming the following designations. The side of this block facing the Jaws block We will call the front, the dark gray side nearest "the Shoebox" will be called left side. The side with the large protrusion (nearest the pinnacle) will be called the right side, and the back is the side slabby part headed down hill. We hope you enjoy these problems, send us any information regarding these routes. Again we are just giving these routes names, and descriptions in an effort to document some bouldering here. We are not trying to steal any credit.
1.)Black Flies on shit V1+
2.)Fart Blossom V0
3.)Soup Bowl V0
4.)Smear Tactics V0
5.)One Classy Chic V0