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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This problem is near the cave on the Eliminator. It starts on a big jug and goes up over the overhang to a two finger pocket. Then go up left to a slope and try to top out. Hope you don't get beached. Ben can't do it.


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Another good variation is to start on the jug, move to the flake but then either cross to a pinch or gaston with your left then move to the slopers and top out. If you gaston with your left, I would just use it as an intermediate then bump to the top, not that hard. But crossing to the pinch is real interesting and significantly harder. Will post picture marked "fun variation". Sep 9, 2008
Jordan A.  
If you've sent the eliminate but still can't bring yourself to leave the shady bliss of this boulder try this. Begin by traversing the east face ("East Face" traverse on this site) from the NE prow (near end of east face traverse) to the left, using whatever you want. When you reach the ledge approximately 6 ft right of beached whale, drop down low. From here make an awkward move left to gain the starting hold of beached whale around the corner. Top out via standard beached or try it with the eliminate. Moderately harder and definitely more interesting. Oct 11, 2007
Ricky Newman
Fort Collins, CO
Ricky Newman   Fort Collins, CO
Did the eliminate of this the other day (the flake you go to from the starting bloc is off for feet and hands). It definitely makes going back to Beached Whale worthwhile again. If you've gotten tired of sending the standard, aren't working Mammen Traverse, and it's a hot day, get into the shade and try the eliminate, I promise you'll like it!

Anyone know if this has a name or what it reportedly goes at? Sep 28, 2007
Colin Erskine
Madison, WI
Colin Erskine   Madison, WI
Everytime I'm out in CO, I go to this problem and really bust my arms on this one. But it's worth losing the skin on your forearms to get the problem done. Hike to it and Do it. Sep 26, 2007
Ricky Newman
Fort Collins, CO
Ricky Newman   Fort Collins, CO
Not sure if it's a problem on here or not, but I will post this regardless. For a fun variation (which I have yet to do), start on the bomber jug and, instead of throwing the heel and moving onto the "flake", throw from the jug to the finger pocket on the sloper with your left. It's an awkward, short "dyno," but I know people have done this variation before. If you think the standard "Beached Whale" is too easy, give this variation a try! Jul 3, 2007
Colin Erskine
Madison, WI
Colin Erskine   Madison, WI
If you use the right holds without the right side of the problem (near the top), it's more of a V2+, but if you use the hold near the top it does drop it down. I would say a smaller person with not a big reach won't be able to do it the best. Jan 11, 2007
This is a good problem to work on for a while, but once you hit it the problem is more like a V1 and that seems to take some of the fun out. Mar 10, 2006
Colin Erskine
Madison, WI
Colin Erskine   Madison, WI
I threw it down in the 2nd day I was in Ft. Collins. It was tough but it was a super fun climb. Ripped up my fore-arms, but it's worth it. Jan 27, 2006
Ummm...does it count if I sent it without using the sloper to the left of the arete?? Sep 19, 2005
Clay Young  
I did this today, and [I don't] believe its v2+. I would rate this a v1 to v1+. Top out is pumpy, rest is easy if you find the right holds. Sep 18, 2005
It is like v9 it is so hard it took me three years and I only did it once on top rope with 9 spotters and a trifold crash pad it is hard hard hard. If you think it is v2 you must be as good as Tom Cruise and he is really good like in MI2 that was killer. Jun 13, 2002
Yes, that's the problem I'm talking about. V0- for me, but like I said, it's very height dependent. Dec 13, 2001
For everyone that believes that this is V0-, are you sure you are thinking of the right problem. I believe this line goes left from the starting holds to slopers, then a mantle up over the top utilizing a side pull. If you go right from the starting hold, and use anything on the right side of the arete, then V0 would be accurate, but if you stay left of the arete, V2+ is a more accurate grade. Dec 12, 2001
It's pretty height dependent - that first move is big and it's a blind slap. I've seen very strong shorter climbers flail - I'm tall and think V0- is rather generous. Dec 12, 2001
I'm not gonna be an ass about this but this problem is [definitely] not v2+ it is more like a v0- but it is an ok problem. Dec 12, 2001
Ben can do it Oct 30, 2001

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