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Sam showing the new crip that has to be used since...
The really fun arete/face on the southeast corner of the boulder. Sit start, moves up on edges and pinches using a fun knee bar. Hard moves bumping left onto the face and tossing left and up to a good edge (using heel and toe trickery along the way).
the first problem you come to from the approach.
Several pads, because if you are flailing on this thing like I am, you're going to crater on your back when your hand blows and your heel is still on...
Big move to a big hold.
Nate setting up for the crux move.
|By Jason Duckowitz|
May 6, 2007
I did this route about 4ish years ago, right after the clear cut. I can't be sure that it was a first ascent, but we did spend quite a bit of time cleaning it. I never graded it or named it.
Oct 11, 2007
FA who knows? Did this early spring of I think '02. Friend said it was FA, but who really knows. Thought it to be fairly solid V8, certainly not 10. On the thought that it was FA at the time, called it Trigger Point. Fun climb regardless!
Oct 15, 2007
Consensus does seem to be around 9ish, though I heard the pinch just broke on it. Weird - it seemed solid to me. Who knows - maybe harder or easier now. Fun problem, though! check out this vid of Kelly doing it:
Oct 31, 2007
Went and got on this last weekend - the good pinch is gone. Real bummer. Definitely makes it harder to set up for moving to the left sidepull for the throw. Still fun, and a little more challenging.
|By Josh Hodges|
Jun 18, 2010
The beta used in that video looks way harder than the way most people I've seen, and I, used. Mostly to do with the footwork.
|By Joshua Dreher|
From: Bremerton, WA
Sep 7, 2010
The left/right hand pinch in the video is since gone (thanks to yours truly....sorry). It made the beginning somewhat harder but added a good foot-hold for the crux throw.