Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: Michael Paul
Page Views: 17,321 total · 89/month
Shared By: Josh Beck on Apr 11, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Behind Cyclops rock is this awesome boulder problem. A sit start in a cave starts you out 10' of finger crack through the roof in the cave, to a tight-hands swing around the lip and then fingers, off fingers and tight hands lead to a funky top out that is for many the crux.


Mostly low to the ground but the topout is about 12' and a pad is probably desirable.
Adam Stackhouse    
Certainly in the top 10 boulder problems in JTree. Very unique. Mar 24, 2006
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
hhhhmmmmm... They don't make em much better than this. Indeed a rare blessing. Nov 10, 2006
Jeremy Werlin
Cedaredge, CO
Jeremy Werlin   Cedaredge, CO
One of my all time favorites. Tape up if you're working it. Thanks to Mike Paul for the excavation. Dec 31, 2006
Will S
Joshua Tree
Will S   Joshua Tree
Fantastic problem, a must do. Different cruxes for different people, and multiple ways to do those cruxes. Many opportunities for advanced trickery or goes straightforward too. Oct 18, 2007
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Pigpen on Youtube - youtube.com/watch?v=duCieEw… Jun 8, 2009
myself on pigpen ha.

youtube.com/watch?v=v8lvWQY… Nov 20, 2011
Seattle, WA
JCM   Seattle, WA
Great problem, but eats skin. Tape is a good idea. Dec 9, 2011
At first this felt harder than V4 but unlocking an efficient sequence for the finish allowed it to be on grade, be creative with your jams. Apr 23, 2013
Phil Esra  
A small-hands special? Felt soft for a Josh V4 to me--i.e., almost possible. Tape required. Coolest problem in the park that goes at v4 or less? Also unusually safe/lowball. Dec 1, 2013
Andrew Child
Corvallis, Or
Andrew Child   Corvallis, Or
Possibly the most physically demanding boulder that I have ever tried Dec 20, 2016
Jon Hartmann
Ojai, CA
Jon Hartmann   Ojai, CA
Climbing pigpen and having fun.
youtu.be/jT8CnsN7ik4 Dec 9, 2017
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
Ashley Swenson   Pasadena, CA
youtu.be/rh1mGhJtIPg Mar 31, 2019