|Road Sign Rock
|Northwestern Overhang (a.k.a. The Sloper Traverse)
This unique problem is shaded much of the day, is low to the ground and offers the best landing possible.
Locate the chalked up sloper-rail on the Northwestern side of Road Sign Rock. When facing the problem, sit-start down and right from the rail. Your hands will be on opposing slopey side-pulls. Move up, left, and up again...... the problem is obvious.
This is classic Flagstaff V2 / B1.
none needed, maybe a pad.
|Comments on Northwestern Overhang (a.k.a. The Sloper Traverse)
Nov 14, 2004
Candidate for World's Hardest V2.
|By Chip Phillips|
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 15, 2004
V2 ... Right!!!
B1 is the correct grade, which typically translates into V4 on Flag. I'd say that's just about right, assuming you are beginning from a sit on using opposing slopers underneath the bulge on the far right. Guidebooks are a useful indicator of grades, but that's just about it. Think for yourself when you add problems to the database.
|By Aeon Aki|
May 10, 2007
rating: V2+ 5+
A considerable amount of core tension is required to get off the ground, then heel hooks and a long arm span help to finish this deceiving little problem. Hard for V2 (hard for V3) but a really enjoyable boulder problem.
Oct 15, 2008
Sorry I broke off a teeeeny, sharp intermediate the other day right below that last pebble. Being short, this 2 finger crimper was the key to one of my favorite flag problems. Still goes!
|By Ben C.|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 20, 2009
rating: V3 6A
Feels like a solid V3. The pump factor makes the move to the large pebble feel pretty desperate for me.