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Tuolumne Bouldering, CA, USA


Approach time: 1 - 5 minutes
Season: May-October
Number of problems: 15
Type of rock: Granite
Overview

A cascading waterslide flows into a tranquil pool of water adjacent to these big boulders around the base of Puppy Dome’s south face. Just a short walk from the huge parking lot down a nice trail is all it takes to get to the test-piece of the Tuolumne area, “Thunderbird” (V11/12) and many more classics at almost every grade in between. A few old and new school mantel test-pieces are also found here, along with the mega chill spot next to the river, which on a hot day is also a nice swimming hole.

*The mega classic test-piece of Tuolumne Bouldering, Chris Sharma's "Thunderbird" at the Puppy Boulders was once considered possibly V12/13 but recently V11 seems the average.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Machine World Traverse V3****, Excalibur V3***, The Gallery V0****, Bachar Mantel V3*** and the class-sick Chris Sharma Tuolumne testpiece; Thunderbird V11/12****!

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Liv Sansoz does Excalibr by twilight
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Rating # of Problems
V0 4
V1 3
V2 2
V3 2
V4 1
V5 1
V6 1
V7 1
V8+ 1
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