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The Ramp 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 24, 2003

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Description 

Climb the finish of Nat's Traverse, which is an overhangingsection of rock with near vertical feet just to the right ofthe low tree, and just to the left of the sparsly grippedoverhung section of Mortar Rock. This also has tons ofchalk on it.

This route has about five different ways to be done, butbasically you climb up the overhang using pockeys, slopersand crimps to a shitty grip about 9 feet off the ground, andthen reach up and left to a cheesegrater for a hold, andfinish by grabbing onto a large jug over the roof.

This climb has been my nemesis since I've moved here, so Iguess it's time for me to find something harder to work on!

Protection 

A crashpad is nice, but not necessary.


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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 24, 2004

anyone know the name of the up just to the leftwhich uses the ramp chesse grater as a right hand?
By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Oct 4, 2009
rating: V4 6B

One of the old timers told me it was "pinky paralysis"...but that might be wrong. The problem of which you speak is fun though, makes for a more challenging finish to Nat's.
By ShaunG
From: Petaluma/SF, CA
Nov 16, 2009
rating: V4+ 6B+

To Anonymous- Yes, that is called black plague and goes at V6. The Ramp is V4 and very over-rated in my opinion.
By Ben Broche
From: San Francisco, CA
Jun 9, 2011

fun little problem, nice holds/moves, probably V4 though - very easy to flash.
By GypsyJoshua
From: Berkeley
Oct 23, 2011
rating: V3-4 6A+ PG13

Fun problem. Felt V3 after coming from the Buttermilks and Yosemite. First problem I sent at Mortar, enjoyed it!
By lthellna
Jun 4, 2012
rating: V4 6B

seriously love those cheese graters at the top :)
By Matt Haig
From: California
Apr 17, 2013
rating: V4 6B

I'm sorry, there is no way in the world that the ramp is a V5. Its a reasonable 4 and nothing more. Fun climb for sure.