Breakfast of Champions
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This is one of the fine, moderate, bouldering problems in the Alcove. Its overhanging nature and the potential nasty landing (pre-pad days) made it as much a mental challenge as a physical challenge. I understand one fine climber, Geoff, actually broke his back on this problem.
The start isn't too bad. It's the last part of this problem that involves a long reach on less-than-buckets that make it challenging. I've come to understand it's considered V3 now. Boston Rocks II
has a nice shot of this, top row, 4th photo
This starts near the center of the overhang of the Alcove. Its start is near the beginning of the left-angling crack/ramp. It is left of the moon scoop.
Get a great spot, a big squishy pad, or use fine technique.
Andrew Freeman on Breakfast of Champions, V3.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 11, 2010
This was the first "boulder problem" that I ever worked on. It was considered kinda hard BITD, especially w/o a pad. Nice problem.
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Feb 22, 2013
Rick West and I did a pretty cool elimination problem on BoC, around 1982 or 1983. He did the first ascent, and I did the second. It is considerably harder than Hammond Eggs, although it has been so long ago that I really couldn't rate it accurately. Maybe V5. Wonder what ever happened to Rick.