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The Penguin
This is one of the coolest looking boulders I've ever seen - it's called "The Penguin". There are a number of climbs on this boulder including one that goes up the stomach and ends right on the beak. This boulder is located in Fairy Meadows in the Cirque of the Unclimbables. (photo: A. Jones)

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musicman82Great Picture!

musicman82

Voted 10/10

There is sure some weird-looking stuff out there...
Posted Mar 8, 2009 7:09 pm

AJonesRe: Great Picture!

AJones

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Yea, it's a pretty cool boulder. It only looks this way from a certain angle.
Posted Mar 8, 2009 9:49 pm

Dow Williamsgreat

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

thanks...that is a Penguin AJ
Posted Mar 9, 2009 10:47 am

AJonesRe: great

AJones

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Yep, it looks hungry..
Posted Mar 9, 2009 11:58 am

Dow WilliamsRe: great

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

I had a penguin attack me on a sport climb over the Pacific in NZ once, Dunedin I believe...I survived to tell the tale....a tale it is
Posted Mar 9, 2009 12:34 pm

jrjonesyNice picture AJ

jrjonesy

Voted 10/10

For perspective, how high is "the Penguin"? Looks like it could be anywhere from 5 meters to 25 meters.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:08 am

AJonesRe: Nice picture AJ

AJones

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It's about 20 metres high. If you can find that video you sent me of Caldwell & Roden climbing in the Cirque, you can see some video of them climbing this feature.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 4:59 pm

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AJonesSubmitted by AJones
on Mar 8, 2009 3:08 pm

Image ID: 496225
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Lat/Lon: 61.53317°N / 127.46338°W
Object Title: The Penguin

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing