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Climb up the left side of the north face of the Joint Boulder. It has hard first few moves, then it's hard again at the top, 20 feet up with an aspen behind you.
|By Kyle Flannigan|
Jun 26, 2008
I've heard from V8-V10, don't know myself as I don't send that hard.
|By Joe Collins|
Jul 5, 2008
It would be great if someone could clarify the group of problems on the awesome left arete of Joint Rock. This description of "Longshot" is very different from what is described in Phil's guidebook and from the bits and pieces I've learned from folks bouldering here.
It seems to me that there are several (at least 4) obvious variations. The easiest starts from the sloping dish hold and pulls onto the left slab at the midway point... probably V3ish. Continuing up the full arete from that point makes an awesome high problem (with the aspen in your back), probably V4ish. The problem that sounds similar to what is described here does a sit start and continues out the full arete... probably V5 or V6ish and among the best boulder problems anywhere. Another version traverses right at the midpoint of the arete then does a big dyno to the lip. This last version was called "Longshot" by someone I met there, but looks nowhere near V8. I'm a horrible dynoer so I can't provide any input on the grade of that version.
|By Will Anglin|
From: Sykesville, MD
Nov 2, 2008
Probably V7. The holds on the face are not very easy, and the final move is pretty committing.
|By Peter Erard|
Sep 6, 2009
Longshot is at most a V6. Using the arete makes this problem a lot easier. The holds on the face can be used as intermittent holds. No need to crank off them. The last move is very committing, but that doesn't make this a V8-9. It just makes the route committing.