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 V1

  • 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 V3


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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