V3 aka Big Air
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The V3 is located on the right arete of the west face. Crux comes high on the topout. I find the throw from the crack to the bomber jug on the arete amazing.
Edit: After climbing this again this spring I think the crux is actually the move out of the sit start and not the topout. Beta: From a crossed hands sit start make a fairly large move with your right hand and hit the crack on the right, then bump about 1' higher to the upper part of the crack. Sweet Moves!!
The right arete on the west face.
Crashpad, great landing.
Andy Koken on V3.
Sticking one of the rails on Big Air.
Photo by Sc...
Climbing without a crash pad...bad idea.
|Comments on V3 aka Big Air
|By Dave West|
From: Roanoke, VA
Jul 2, 2008
This thing is classic!
From: ABQ, NM
Aug 18, 2008
FA: Mike Johnson, Name: Big Air, No pad, '80s sometime in preparing for the first of the old Sheep Nose bouldering contest, putting up problems and a mini guide so people would have things to compete on.
|By Phil Lauffen|
Jan 23, 2010
I agree, the crux is at the beginning, possibly slapping the left side of the arete before the big throw?
From: ABQ, NM
May 24, 2010
As was the style of the time, this was first done from a stand start in the crack to the right of the arete, crossing the right over to a finger lock and then reaching around the corner and bumping up.