The Sand Bucket
cleaned/climbed Sept. 2017
This boulder is quit the projectile coming from outta the earth. Albeit that it is the only good boulder in the forest it is still fun to go play around in as it gets a perfect dose of sun and shade, the forest is pretty and it has ahang-out feel in general. There is a good warm-up backside and short but exciting problem on the east corner. The corner-to-ledge west face has only been attempted, but looks fun higher up and left.
From the Sibbald-Powderface Junction, drive SW down the Powderface gravel road for 6.2 kms, turn around further down the bottom of the hill and drive back up to park. Cross the road and go up into the woods near a yellow #6 on a tree at the very top of the hill. Follow up the forest where it seems most obvious until flagging appears higher up the meadow. Go up the narrow open meadow and when you see a large fallen tree on a hump up to the left, go under it and follow back up in the forest then cross over the meadow again and go up needle bed forest until the flagged way comes upon two low slabby boulders that look like they are trying to fight gravity from sliding downhill. It is about 150m further to the rockface. Walk to the right of the boulders and over and up a minute and come upon the Sand Bucket.
The upslope, backside is some sorta warm-up if you start from the bald snout. Traverse and either finish up on juggy holds or traverse left and top out after the wall ends just past he fallen trees.
No Holds Barred(V1) - leave the 3 groundstones as they are as you can slot your mat perfectly there and startup the right-center of the dark rock stain and move up making a dyno-lunge fgor the top hold, move right to a cool flat jug that helps you get off.