Picnic Lunch Boulders

Fun bouldering abounds in this super short approach just up and to the right after crossing the bridge.

Here’s a sampling to check out in the Picnic Lunch Wall Area:
(All are rated 3 star in Alan Watts’ Guidebook, with * noting a 4 star)

Picnic Lunch Wall Boulders:
River Boulder– large boulder nearest the bridge along the trail
The Nose V2 R
Nosed Out V2 R

Trail Block– small, slabish blob above the bridge
Oregon Trail V0+

Roof Boulder– directly above the River Boulder
Original Roof V0
Adams Roof
Ballad of a Thin Man V4

Circus Boulder– a block with a steep downhill face just left of the upper of two massive boulders above The Cave
Circus Lunge V1

Mantel Block– off the trail to the left just past Dinosaur Boulder, a pointed slab on the left side of the trail
Original Mantel V1

Picnic Lunch Wall Base:
Pubic Direct Start

Leaning Slab– big slab leaning away from the base of the wall below Snack Crack
Leaning Edge V0- 5.6
Left Slab 
V0- 5.7
Right Slab V0- 5.8 R

K+B Slab– crack-split flake at the base of the wall with these initials etched into it
K+B Crack V1

The Cave– formed by a deeply undercut boulder, the resulting cave is the most difficult of the boulder problems here at Smith. Go right at the bridge and go 100 feet along the trail.
Original Exit V2
Underdog Escape V7
Jones Problem V8
Keeping Up with the Joneses V8
Underdog V9
Under Fire V10

Lizard Boulder (aka Practice Boulder)– massive boulder just upstream from The Cave with long routes that can be easily top roped
Drill Team V0 R

Pharoah Boulder– small cluster of boulders above a boardwalk after walking around the base of Shiprock
*Pocket Hold Route V2
Pocket Hold Route V4 (don’t use obvious pocket)
Cursed V5


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