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Ian reaching into the upper fingerlock
A big time classic! This line was one of the first climbed in the park. Though originally rated 5.9 as a trad line, today it gets most of it traffic from boulderers and is considered solid V2. Either way its a bunch of fun and a big tick for anyone who considers themselves a local.
Climb the obvious layback crack on "The Whip" boulder from a sit or stand. Cool moves lead to the crux at 2/3 height. The crux is a classic commitment move. No thank you jugs to toss to or hidden sidepulls awaiting discovery. The crux demands a committing step up on a good foot to reach an excellent finger lock. From the lock move up carefully on good holds and top out.
On "The Whip" boulder which is just down the hill from the "Big and Tall" boulder. Obvious HB layback crack in the center of the face.
a pad, a spotter, and a cool head.
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Sam Daley
|By Tristan Perry|
Dec 28, 2007
The Whip is the best "moderate" problem around. Some climb it as a fingercrack, while others take it as more of a face climb. The crux is very committing, involving a long reach from a shallow fingertip jam to a bomber lock well above.
|By James Maki|
From: Boston, MA
Nov 29, 2010
Thought this route was great. At the crux I managed to get right two fingers in the crack just enough to stand up and bump into the bomber lock.