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Constrictor

5.9, Trad, TR,  Avg: 1.9 from 7 votes
FA: Scott Woodruff, Solo, 1979.
Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Nip and Tuck
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

Same start as Hypotenuse, but where that climb goes left to the huge corner, this goes up and right, up the scary-looking "Constriction".

Start left of a large, clean, left-facing dihedral. The dihedral curves into an overhang, and at its center is a clean, small crack running the length of it. Move up an easy face, then a steep bulge with great, solid hand holds to crank off of. A huge hold at the top of the bulge signifies the end of the crux, move up and slightly left to finish.

Protection

Long slings for TR, standard rack for trad.

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The routes on the center/right Tuck part of Nip & Tuck.
[Hide Photo] The routes on the center/right Tuck part of Nip & Tuck.
Near the hardest moves.
[Hide Photo] Near the hardest moves.
Near the start.
[Hide Photo] Near the start.

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Daniel Joder
Barcelona, Spain
[Hide Comment] TR'ed it today. It has some interesting moves on it then a grunt-and-hump-the-flake kind o' thing to finish off the crux (at least for me). Watch out for the bat shit. A bit short but maybe worth doing once. There are bolts above this you can scramble to in order to set up the TR. We put one long cordelette with a master point on the bolts and then used another full cordelette (two, actually, for redundancy) in a long loop to extend the anchor point just beyond a sort of finger thingie. Worked well. Sep 10, 2017