Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 566 total · 3/month
Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Jun 18, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The obvious arete on the right side of the main roof at the 'upper' end of the main 'lower' area of the tropics - can't be missed. Grab the jugs below and right of the arete at the beginning of the crack. Fight out left to the arete. Crank directly up the arete. Grade is easier if one uses the initial jugs as a foot, maybe V2 or so. Gets the adrenaline pumping! Downclimb either carefully right (most obvious) or off to the left and down through a corner to the left of the roof ( trickier beta ).


Feet are about 7 feet up at the crux, climbs higher after that on easier terrain. Landing is rocky, pad nearly necessary, spots nice also.


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This is a great problem. It took my a couple of tries to get the reach out to the corner, but then I got it! It is fun try it. Aug 25, 2001
This was a phenomenal problem, and five years later I'm still bummed it's gone... Jul 24, 2007
Here and there.
Shadrock   Here and there.
I'm so glad this thread is still here. I remember the first time I pulled this problem: seems like a million years ago, now. Was trying to describe the tropics and went hunting around for images online, but there aren't many.... At that time (1990-93), I wouldn't have known if it was a choss pile or not. All I know is it's where I first started seriously bouldering... and that led to so many wonderful things. Here's to the passage of time. Oct 8, 2015