Type: Trad, Boulder
FA: Bob Scarpelli
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Shared By: Dave Chenault on Nov 28, 2001
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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

I'm not sure where to put this one. This is an awesome roof crack boulder problem.

TBTICM is under a low roof on the back side, where that roof meets a vertical wall at its right edge. Slide all the way back. The roof crack is a hand crack at the very start, then pinches down to fingers/off-fingers for most of its length. The best way to do this section is by power underclinging, but since the crack diagonals to the left here, this isn't as bad as it could be, especially since the feet are less than ideal in a few spots. Near the lip, it opens up to good hands. To finish, there are two options: climb the crack over the lip and stand up, or climb to the big knob at the lip, bust a kick-through out left into the roof crack formed by a VW-sized boulder leaning against the main boulder, pull through, and top out on knobs and a flared hand jam. The latter option is harder and very much the better of the two. This is a great, visionary Scarpelli first and an excellent place to practice roof crack climbing and Leavittation.

Protection

Never more than 4 feet off the deck. It helps to have a spotter to bail you out when your feet get stuck in the bomber heel-toes on the kick-through move.

Location

Eds. This is located near the Nautilus & Old Easy. Due to the nature of the database, we need to have someone submit the "crag" or "boulder" to move the route to the appropriate location.

To find it, hike up to saddle at the north end of the Nautilus. Look west over to the huge slab, right (ie across the street) of and even with the Coke Bottle/etc complex. Notice the big hat/hogie roll shaped boulder about halfway up the slab complex. TBTICM is on the back side of this. Now drive over there and hike up. It may take some wandering around, but you'll find the boulder in question. Of all the huge rocks up there, it is the biggest.

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This is the best boulder problem in Vedauwoo, I won't add anymore beta but it has to be done with the kick through or you just didn't finish. The directions are kind of vague. It is near (but not easily approached from) Finger Fantasy or Buttox. That is the general area. Best advice, go with someone who has been there before. Sep 11, 2002
JNE
  V3+
JNE  
  V3+
Description is pretty good, but here are a few more details. The boulder described is the biggest bastard on the south part of Old Easy, about half way up, to the east and around the corner from MRC. It is distinguished by a leaning fissure that splits it from top to bottom, and a horizontal fissure that more or less splits it in two, both very wide distinct fissures. It could look like a hoagie roll or I like to think it looks like a hamburger bun sliced at an angle from top to bottom. This boulder is probably easily sixty feet tall, it's friggin' huge, it's the REALLY, REALLY, big one with the above described fissures, it should stick out from all the other blobs over there. Bob Scarpelli rated this thing V3+ I believe, and it is an absolute classic. I've heard it called as hard as V5. Start ALL the way in the back of the roof, and definitely kick through to finish. Sweet. Named after Dolly Parton I would imagine. Pretty tricky to get to, some involved scrambling required by all ways I have gone. Another roof crack resides to the left of it a little ways, and is the back end of the leaning fissure. This is supposedly called "The Biggest Lips in Rock n Roll" Start this one as far back as you can without dragging your butt on the ground. Flared hands crux pulling the lip, have to downclimb a short dihedral to get off. Apr 12, 2006
Bjorn
WNC
Bjorn   WNC
I think I got hantavirus here. Nov 22, 2010