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Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS V3 6A
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Spike Arete V2 5+
Spike Mantel V2 5+
Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 135 total · 1/month
Shared By: Chris Dawson on Apr 15, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This problem is a sit start on the overhanging west face of Spike Rock next to the tree. A solid pull from the start leads to good holds and a fun mantel. It is short but enjoyable. The crux is actually first move. The mantel can be done by throwing a leg up right or left, but left is probably easier.

This problem would get more stars if it were any longer, but it's like 4 moves. Hopefully the flakes under the lip will hold out, as they are a little flexy. Once again on the name...I couldn't remember if there was a designated name for this thing, so feel free to pipe in.

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Rick Blair
Denver
  V2
Rick Blair   Denver
  V2
Short but sweet! Not often I get to mantle like this. There is a picture on page 34 of "Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills" by Craig Luebben. The guy in the picture sequence sticks his right elbow straight in the air, leverages, matches his other hand and tops out by bringing up his foot. Awesome. I did it facing completely the opposite way. I am going to bring the book with me and see if I can copy his way. Nov 4, 2008
MAKB
Potrero Chico, MEX
 
MAKB   Potrero Chico, MEX  
 
Very short. Maybe three moves. Apr 19, 2008