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White Rastafarian V2 5+ R
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: [[106387102]] and John Bachar, around 1973
Page Views: 30,156 total, 165/month
Shared By: RTM on Nov 21, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This problem is located on a large boulder at the Southeast end of Rock Hudson. Climb a juggy crack on an overhanging arete until it dies out 15 ft. up. Lean out left, onto the overhanging face, to a large flake. Finishes with an easy mantel 25 ft. off the deck. One of JTree's finest problems.

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So many waxed gibbons. Quit waxing the gibbons! Mar 6, 2016
Chan Shin  
 
get you right hand up as high as you can on the side pull crimp and reach out for the left. Jan 26, 2016
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
PS - No worries RTM I understand the pressures around downgrading - I've often succumbed myself. It is the court of public opinion we are dealing with after all. Aug 31, 2015
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
  V2 R
Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
  V2 R
"on a line this beautiful, why even give a s#!t about the rating?"

Bingo. Mar 26, 2015
RTM
 
RTM  
 
Hey hey now, I downrated to a v2 in the book based on a long list of people calling it soft. I do agree with the crux being similar in difficulty to Bearded Cabbage though. Many .10 routes in JT have .11 cruxes, and BC is no exception, so...

If I recall correctly, I did not give it a v1+ when I wrote this page back in 2002.

All this is waxing gibbons though - on a line this beautiful, why even give a s#!t about the rating? Jan 16, 2015
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  V0+ PG13
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  V0+ PG13
Colin: Have you ever done Bearded Cabbage? If you have, compare the two. WR is about the same as BC. BC is 5.10c ergo, WR is 5.10c. Thanks for trolling. Jan 15, 2015
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
The growing bandwagon of people downrating this problem is laughable to the extreme. Apparently even the author has gotten caught up in the hype....

V1+

Really people?

Still though the vast majority seem to think its V3 - why change the grade? Jan 15, 2015
Adam Stackhouse    
 
The boulder has been returned to its original position by NPS Dec 29, 2014
Muff
  V1 R
Muff  
  V1 R
This move is 5.10c. At 5'6 I felt this move is no harder than the big span on bearded cabbage. I don't know what that translates to in V-grade but I think its like V1+.

Also, some team of dolts moved the boulder at the base of this problem to make it safer. I believe it occurred in October 2014. Please do not adulterate existing problems without first consulting the community! Dec 27, 2014
How high is the crux? Dec 12, 2013
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
  V3 R
Russ, I think you mean B0 (as in old John Gill grade) and not V0.

Anyways, this is a great line. Mandatory highball for any visiting boulderer. Oct 1, 2013
Tradiban  
 
V3 in the modern context I think, especially considering the landing. A classic must do highball. Mar 18, 2013
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
I have to share credit with John Bachar on this one. We were still in High School I think and saw the line of holds one day and climbed up and down till it felt solid and just went for it. Probably around 1973. Sort of the birth of high balling out at Josh, and the rest is history . . . Jul 19, 2011
Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
Yeah, 5.10c sounds right on. The big reach crux on this is definitely no harder than the big reach crux on Bearded Cabbage (10c). Mar 3, 2011
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
 
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
 
Pretty soft for a josh 3 Oct 26, 2010
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  V0+ PG13
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  V0+ PG13
This problem has always been the industry standard for 5.10c, long before V ratings. V0+ max. V3?!?! That's some serious grade creep right there. Jan 17, 2009
Felt close to a 5.11 free-solo for a moment there... Jan 17, 2009
Hayduke Cloud
Denver, CO
Hayduke Cloud   Denver, CO
If you're interested check out my video of a friend and I attempting White Rasta. A really great problem. youtube.com/watch?v=5OT_BJv… Dec 15, 2008
the problem is very good with a perfect v3 right on the nose id suggest a few pads along with spotters you should be planning to onsight the morning sunrise is a good time for a go! Oct 10, 2003
this is definatly an awsome problem just bring a spotter to keep you off the back breaker boulder at the base! Feb 1, 2003