|Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area)
This problem starts on the left edge of an overhanging chimney. Get established below the overhang, with feet on a boulder and good holds to the right of the edge. Make a lunge to a crimp, heelhook, and make tough slap moves over the bulge, finishing up the easy chimney that splits the slab.
I wondered if the FA had avoided the chimney, but I've convinced myself that it would be highly contrived (and really scary) to force oneself to beeline up the overgrown slab for a direct finish. Who knows?
At the start of the trail leading to the Boulder Natural area, on a big boulder split by a chimney
From: Manchester, NH
Nov 1, 2012
I'd assume it tops out up the slab with the use of the crack rather than crawling into the chimney... it was Kemple after all.