Type: Boulder, 10 ft (3 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Mar 31, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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A Flagstaff classic! This is one of the more prominent problems at Flag due to its visibility and proximity to the upper parking area. Beginning on the large jug on the boulder's south face, make cool moves up and left to a positive hold for your left hand. From here, two super-thin edges guard the crux moves to the lip.

I have seen the problem graded in various guides anywhere from V5 to V7. The discrepancy is probably due to the fact that a key hold apparently broke in the last few years making it harder. I can't even get off the ground on other V7s at Flag, so I highly doubt it's that hard. Still, I found it more difficult than Flag V5s like Hagans, Eric Varney, Face Out, and Polling Pebble, so I'm tempted to believe its probably V6. Whatever: its a great problem!

A slightly harder variation (F.O. traverse) comes in from the lower right and finishes on F.O.

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A crashpad. Spotters are also nice for the crux moves to the lip. Spot carefully: the area immediately below the fall-zone is flat, but uneven terrain lies nearby.