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Routes in The Black Hole

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Tendonitis traverse begins a few yards to the right side of the Black Hole. Get on at the rightmost end of a long horizontal crack. Traverse this crack to the jug at the lip of Breashears' Crack. This is typically how the problem is done. However, some insist on beginning just below the right end of the crack, on a horizontal sloper. A campus move gets you into the crack and on your way. Additionally, Breashears' Crack is often downclimbed to complete the climb. With bad feet and powerful crimps, this problem certainly lives up to its name. The climbing does ease off considerably after the first few moves, until a somewhat thuggish throw to jugs. Perhaps it's not a two star route by itself, however, like Helicopter, it opens the door to a number of very hard linkups such as Taxi Driver (V10) and Otis (V11).

Protection

Place a pad at the very beginning of the problem to protect the ankle twisting ramp.

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Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
This thing isn't very hard, just a pain in the ass. Apr 27, 2011
doug rouse
Denver, CO.
  V4
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
  V4
This also makes for a nice finish to Breashears. Big body tension! Sep 7, 2008