Tommy Klinefelter is responsible for establishing this perfect arête problem. Start on innocuous incut flakes and make a long pull up to the insecure holds above. Continue clinging for dear life, and finish by lunging out left to an obvious teacup pocket at the lip.
This often photographed line is one of the most aesthetic problems at the ‘milks.
On a small boulder just northeast of the Cave Boulder
By Peter Franzen Administrator From: Phoenix, AZ Mar 31, 2008 rating: V97C
If you have large hands it may be easier to do a wide pinch with the right hand rather than squeezing the little nubbin on the arete. There is a good thumb-catch and it sets you up well for the next 2 moves.
By Colin R From: Ottawa, ON Apr 25, 2010 rating: V97C
I did this problem during the peak of a 3-4 year bouldering "binge" (i.e. no routes, only bouldering). It's probably on of the best and hardest of all the lines I did during that period. I would only rate Atari Arete and Checkerboard as good.