Type: Boulder
FA: Christian Griffith
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Cytogrinder tackles the middle of the Black Hole, diverging just right of Center Route. Begin matched in the large hole at the bottom. Move up into a chipped (?), grinding two finger pocket, and up to a right sloper. Move up and right to one more sloper and pop to the top rail. Breashears' Crack to the right is off for your feet, otherwise it's one of the few open lines at Morrison.

The great thing about this problem is the intricate variety of beta one can find (and needs) to succeed. I count some 19 hand or foot movements the way I do it. Save some gusto for the last move to the lip, which tends to shut people down. Be aware of guys in their 50's and 60's who seemingly use the hardest beta possible and yet warm up on this problem. I'd give it three, but it probably only deserves two.

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Just watch the rock on the ground you might hit if you pop off of the last, hardest move. Otherwise no problem.