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Routes in Whirlpool Rock
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DescriptionAn archetypal ship's prow arete problem on flawless granite with a perfect flat landing, tucked into a shady grotto at the base of the whirlpool wall. It comes complete with its own warmup block and wild raspberry bushes, its two minutes from the road and across the street from a swimming hole. Even the most jaded front range boulderer would have to admit that its pretty much ideal.
Start with your left hand high on the slopey rail/pinch and jump off the ground to a tiny oppositional divot on the right side of the arete with the right hand. A somewhat devious sequence of heelhooks and body tension will allow you to slap up the arete before exiting slightly left of the arete on positive holds. The holds can be temperature dependent.
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