Type: Boulder
FA: Bob Poling, 1968
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Shared By: Patrick Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a really fun problem on the southeast arete of Beer Barrel Boulder. Start with the left hand down low and the right hand on a pinch on the left-angling arete/sloper system. Grap a sharp crimp left of the pinch (where the enigmatic pebble used to be) and make some hard thrutching moves over the bulge on slopers.

People either find this problem easy or hard, i.e. I've seen some very good boulderers have problems on it.


Leeper cam hook.


Adam Hicks`  
This problem was the end to my tendon in my middle finger on my left hand. When I healed, I came back, tried again, got the last sloper and was attempting to high step up and over onto the slab when my left hand blew off of the crimp once again, leaving me mangled almost as bad as before. It's easy, I know I can do it, I just won't... :) Feb 5, 2003
This is a cool problem, but yes -- it's pretty stout. The trick is getting the foot high when pulling over the top. Another nice trick is to birdbeak the pinch at the start. I saw a guy do this problem FLAWLESSLY and with a direct start. I agree -- it's either really easy, or a nemesis. Have fun! Apr 20, 2007
Cesar Valencia  
Great route with interesting holds.The key to get up and over to the slab really isthe heel hook up high. Once I figured this out, the route seemed much easier. I posted a video which shows this problem and 3 others on Beer Barrel Rock, one of which is in my guidebook but not on this site "Pinch Pebble, V5".

youtube.com/watch?v=LbUqrVj… Jan 21, 2012
Matth Person
Matth Person  
Do the SD start for Beer Belly, and traverse into this, super fun. According to Chip Phillips' post on the Beer Barrel Loop, the line is called Static Fingers. V6?

youtube.com/watch?v=2eRSHo5…. Oct 23, 2018