|The Potato Chip Boulder
|Type: ||Boulder, Alpine, 15'|
|Consensus: || Hueco: V7- Font: 7A+ [details]|
|FA: ||Tommy Caldwell|
|Season: ||Summer through Fall Melts out in July|
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|Submitted By: ||tcamillieri on Jul 23, 2009|
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This climb begins on a decent left hand crimp and a good right hand sidepull. Cross left hand, bad right hand, bump to the "potato chip" hold. Shuffle feet, left hand up to a bad intermediate pinch and bump to a nice incut jug/crimp. Match. Left hand up to a decent sidepulling crimp right foot up. Toss to a decent sidepull--the top of it is a jug. Stay cool on the topout or move slightly left on jugs.
Crux is moving to the nice incut jug/crimp.
Two stars for good holds and nice movement. Loses stars for the back-dab-slab landing and the potential chasm you could fall into near the top of the climb.
There is a V8/9 that traverses in from the left about four holds. 1.5 stars for this version.
On the far right side of the "Potato Chip Boulder". There is a lower start that traverses into the start of Potato Chip and gets 8 points.
2-3 pads. 2 spotters.