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Peace Dove 

Hueco: V2+ Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: Paul Baird, mid '70s
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Submitted By: tscupp on Apr 13, 2010

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The name comes from the Graffiti Dove that is still visible on the face. Start standing on the right side of the the face with which ever holds feel good. Make your way up and left on the arete using slopers and anything else you can find. This problem is so much fun and is pretty technical. I recommend it from a sit at V4 but I think most everyone does it from the stand the first time around.

Hint: An inobvious sidepull pocket in the face is helpful for many, might want to look for it ahead of time.

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The peace dove boulders, Peace Dove follows the ri...
BETA PHOTO: The peace dove boulders, Peace Dove follows the ri...
Photo by Sam Daley
Photo by Sam Daley
It looks like the Peace Dove got a makeover at som...
It looks like the Peace Dove got a makeover at som...

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 13, 2010

One of my favorite problems in the Woods
By S. Neoh
Jul 7, 2010

Yeah, I agree, quite fun and no give-me. :)
By charris
Jul 11, 2011

When I was here a couple months ago there was broken rock all over the ground. Is the problem still intact?
By Joe M.
Jul 12, 2011
rating: V3 6A

The broken rock was from someone (not a climber) having a fire to the left of the problem. It did not affect Peace Dove at all.
By Joe M.
Nov 9, 2011
rating: V3 6A

#2 on the beta photos
By Jak P
Jun 20, 2012
rating: V3 6A

Got on this problem the other day and loved it. Dose any one know who got the FA?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 20, 2012

According to my copy of some old notes of his, the FA was by Paul Baird, mid '70s.
By Jak P
Jun 25, 2012
rating: V3 6A

Very cool, thanks for the info. Amazing line added a few pictures of the climb.
By David Friend
Sep 7, 2012

No way this is a V2. Desperate grab to painful slopers = classic V3.

Also, the sit start only adds a single (easy) move to the problem. I think either variation (sit or stand) is V3.

My two cents.
By Derek Jf
From: Onset, MA
May 11, 2014
rating: V3 6A

Some clarification on the grade from the old Andrew Wilder/LWB site:

"2. Peace Dove - V2 ***
Start standing on right side of peace dove face. Climb up and left following slopey holds on the arete. Tricky for the grade.
[The problem is V4 from the sit.]"

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