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Routes in Loosening the Lid Boulder

Big Squeeze, The V6 7A
Canned Heat V5 6C
Loosening the Lid V5 6C
Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: Greg Parker
Page Views: 570 total · 3/month
Shared By: Dan Dewell on Jul 6, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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"Loosening the Lid" is a burly sit-start problem on the Southern side of the "Loosening the Lid" Boulder. Start with a right hand on a good ledge, left under the arete and use a heel hook somewhere in there, then move up decent holds and work out to the arete. The landing is excellent, but slightly sloped.


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Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
Yo Jamie if you are referring to our photos, yeah we had no idea what problem this was when we saw the boulder, it just looked kinda fun and we followed the chalk coming out from under the roof and climbing up the most logical line. The "original line" you describe seems pretty contrived but it's been a while. Feb 14, 2013
jamison coin
Spearfish, South Dakota
jamison coin   Spearfish, South Dakota
It looks like everyone is bailing out right after the first move which is like a v2 variation I think Loosening The Lid's beta is to match the second hold and throw out left to a hold on the arete and finish on bad holds (crux) or better yet after matching the second hold go left even more so your right hand is on the arete and your left hand is way out left on a slick crystal edge for The Big Squeeze. Feb 13, 2013