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Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
|Type:||TR, Boulder, 30 ft|
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|Shared By:||Dan Dewell on Apr 30, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis burly beast-of-a-problem is located within ten feet of Erica's Arete on a huge boulder. The potential for a very serious, life-threatening fall is...well, very serious. I debated on whether placing a couple of bolts mid-way up this monstrous boulder problem (thus the name "Little Monster"), but chose to err on the side of the strictest of ethics, since most people trying this will be a solid 5.13d climber and, of course, have at least three spotters and three crash pads (note: in the photo, you'll see only one spotter for me, but don't try this at home...I have the moves wired).
Getting up to the crux is moderately challenging (a mere V9 sequence), then there is one helluva a crux at the lip of the problem which will spit almost every on-comer--unless of course you are the burliest of climbers and techinically astute, then this full-body mantle will be just a measly challenge.
Start with your hands up high and keep your feet on the face of the boulder. I"m not going to give a lot of beta, but you'll move up, and up, and up, then mantle over the lip.
A SPOTTER IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
See photo for beta...