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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musicman82

musicman82 - Mar 8, 2009 7:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Picture!

There is sure some weird-looking stuff out there...

AJones

AJones - Mar 8, 2009 9:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Picture!

Yea, it's a pretty cool boulder. It only looks this way from a certain angle.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 9, 2009 10:47 am - Voted 10/10

great

thanks...that is a Penguin AJ

AJones

AJones - Mar 9, 2009 11:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great

Yep, it looks hungry..

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 9, 2009 12:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: great

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

jrjonesy

jrjonesy - Apr 17, 2009 11:08 am - Voted 10/10

Nice picture AJ

For perspective, how high is "the Penguin"? Looks like it could be anywhere from 5 meters to 25 meters.

AJones

AJones - Apr 17, 2009 4:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture AJ

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.

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