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Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: the all around badass Ben Walburn
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Shared By: adam brink on Nov 18, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This great problems starts where the west side traverse ends. Work across several moves on the north side with so-so feet until you get to two edges on the north east lip of the slab. From here, make some big and insecure moves on slopers. Very fun and tricky! One of my personal favorites at Flag.

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Not sure why this has "Mantle" in its name. There is no manteling involved... just crappy, conditions-dependent slopers. Mar 25, 2011
I remember Scott Bouldien saying "hey, you gotta come try this problem". Just as we were topping out the problem Pat Ament happened to be hiking by and said to us "I always thought that would go". We were in disbelief that it hadn't been done already. After all, this is Flagstaff. Ben Greenwood hiked it using a heel hook a few days later. We called the problem "Nuclear Arms Proliferation" or just "Nuclear Arms". Dec 12, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
Admins, this problem ascends the northeast corner and is referred to as "Northeast Mantel" in Benningfield's CO Bouldering I and the FA is attributed to Ben Walburn, mid to late 1990s. Dec 30, 2009
jonah  
Cool problem. Get someone to hold a crashpad in place for you. My ass bounced on the slab a couple times when I greased off the left sloper. Ass bouncing sounds fun, but it isn't really. May 6, 2003