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Pete's Problem

V5, Boulder,  Avg: 3.3 from 16 votes
FA: Pete Gulyash
California > Central Coast > San Luis Obispo > Bishop Peak > Bishop Peak Bo… > Pete


This is what I consider to be the classic line on this boulder. It is a sit start from the center of the more overhanging side of the boulder (see climber in picture). Continue straight up and over the top avoiding all of the larger holds to the right and left. The last move is a long reach to the top. I'm not certain of the V rating, but I think I've heard V5 or V6. We always just called it hard.


Not to sound like an "old timer", but we used to use a piece of carpet and a spotter. I'd bring a pad if you've got one though.

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[Hide Comment] A challenging variation is to sit start as normal from the large rail, skip (eliminate) the small crimps above, and make a single big deadpoint move to the large crimp rail above the bulge. V7 perhaps Jul 21, 2018
Ethan Leinius
San Luis Obispo
[Hide Comment] Beta video Dec 18, 2020
Dawson Burke
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] The eliminate feels the same grade to me, probably not V7, the intermediate is sharp and doesn't help all that much. Might be a good alternative beta for taller or more dynamic folks. Mar 26, 2021