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Corey Lee drives south on I-69 southwest of Bloomington, Ind. on his way to the Holy Boulders for a day trip near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Corey Lee drives south on I-69 southwest of Bloomington, Ind. on his way to the Holy Boulders for a day trip near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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A clock on the dashboard glows in the predawn darkness while driving to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. from Bloomington, Ind. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

A clock on the dashboard glows in the predawn darkness while driving to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. from Bloomington, Ind. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki pack crash pads for a day of bouldering at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki pack crash pads for a day of bouldering at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki, left, and Corey Lee walk down the road from the parking toward the trail to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Stefan Dalecki, left, and Corey Lee walk down the road from the parking toward the trail to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki grappes with the slopers at the lip of the Mollusk (V3) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Rain the previous day and mist left the holds slippery with moisture for a few hours in the morning. (Photo by Alex McInty

Stefan Dalecki grapples with the slopers at the lip of the Mollusk (V3) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Rain the previous day and mist left the holds slippery with moisture for a few hours in the morning. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee slaps slopers while working the topout of Cracked Shell (V7) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Corey Lee slaps slopers while working the topout of Cracked Shell (V7) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki blows excess chalk off of a crimp rail on Cracked Shell (V7) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The boulder begins under a roof on good holds, matches the rail, then fights through slopers on a bulge to top out. (

Stefan Dalecki blows excess chalk off of a crimp rail on Cracked Shell (V7) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The boulder begins under a roof on good holds, matches the rail, then fights through slopers on a bulge to top out. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki takes advantage of a slight ripple on a sloper on Cracked Shell (V7) as Corey Lee looks on at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Stefan Dalecki takes advantage of a slight ripple on a sloper on Cracked Shell (V7) as Corey Lee looks on at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki, left, and Corey Lee pack up at the Bubble Wrap boulder before continuing on to the Illuminati cluster at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. After Lee tried Bubble Wrap (V6), the group was eager to get back on the So

Stefan Dalecki, left, and Corey Lee pack up at the Bubble Wrap boulder before continuing on to the Illuminati cluster at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. After Lee tried Bubble Wrap (V6), the group was eager to get back on the Southern Illinois classic Jungle Book (V8) after sun and wind had dried the holds that were wet in the morning. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee, front, and Stefan Dalecki walk on the trail back toward the Illuminati Cluster from the Open Gates boulder at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. After a humid and misty morning, the cloud cover moved off and the sun and

Corey Lee, front, and Stefan Dalecki walk on the trail back toward the Illuminati Cluster from the Open Gates boulder at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. After a humid and misty morning, the cloud cover moved off and the sun and light breeze began to dry out the rock. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki marvel at a tall, loose line they climbed on a previous trip at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Lee remarked how loose the flakes looked up high–something they didn't notice at the time. (Phot

Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki marvel at a tall, loose line they climbed on a previous trip at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Lee remarked how loose the flakes looked up high–something they didn't notice at the time. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee packs up to move on to the Open Gates boulder after a session on Cracked Shell at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Corey Lee packs up to move on to the next boulder after a session on Cracked Shell at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki tries to hold the crux swing on Jungle Book (V8) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The line climbs the slab to the left before reaching to the arete for a giant swing and the insecure topout above. (Photo by Alex

Stefan Dalecki tries to hold the crux swing on Jungle Book (V8) at the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The line climbs the slab to the left before reaching to the arete for a giant swing and the insecure topout above. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki hike out from the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. after a day of bouldering Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Corey Lee, left, and Stefan Dalecki hike out from the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. after a day of bouldering Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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Stefan Dalecki arrives home in Bloomington, Ind. after a day trip to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. with Corey Lee Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The area lies about four and a half hours from Bloomington. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

Stefan Dalecki arrives home in Bloomington, Ind. after a day trip to the Holy Boulders near Pomona, Ill. with Corey Lee Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The area lies about four and a half hours from Bloomington. (Photo by Alex McIntyre)

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