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Back Side Unknown 1 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Back Side Unknown 2 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Back Side Unknown 3 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Back Side Unknown 4 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chasm Approach T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Dark Energy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dark Matter T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Driving Miss Wormy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eight Ounces To Freedom T V9 7C
Jaws 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Momma's Got a Squeeze Box T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pigeon Nest Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sent For You Yesterday S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spider Killer V3 6A
Unknown 5.11 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown 5.7 Roof T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown Offwidth T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Where The Wild Things Are T V8 7B
Worm Drive T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Trad, Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Justin Edl and Jeremy Medley, 2003
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Shared By: JNE on May 15, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

One of Vedauwoos hardest offwidth ticks, this is a burly bastard.

Start under the roof on hands and follow these into deepening fists, thugging your way over the wide lip and into substantially easier terrain to the top.

Location

It is right across (north) the aspen grove from Where The Wild Things Are and a little to the east.

Protection

A couple of pads will do. It's nice to have a spotter, as your inside foot can get quite stuck while turning the lip, and they can help you pull it out.

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JNE
 
JNE  
 
Yeah, it's certainly hard onthe right ankle, but I have never noticed an impending injurious feeling. If there is a next time for you, perhaps try putting your foot in the crack where you can still cam on it, but where it can wiggle around a bit if you fall so your ankle can rotate with you at least a bit, and also go for the body friction/palm wedge if you fall to lessen the impact. Lower temperatures for thick clothing are preferable :).

Worthy to note also is that a friend was working on it years ago and headed up there by himself one day. He got well into the crux and then fell out (no ankle snapping, but a bit of swelling from the extended removal process) and was left dangling there, touching the ground but not on the ground, for an extended and stressful period of time before he was able to work/force his foot back out of there. A spot is useful for this one if for nothing else to help lift you up so you can get the elevation gain you need in order to get your foot back out of the crack if you fall. Jan 20, 2015
David Aguasca!
New York
 
David Aguasca!   New York
 
I didn't get the sit-up, but for me the crux was trying to ignore the feeling that my ankle was going to snap. Thoughts? Jan 13, 2015
molony
 
molony  
 
It doesn't get much burlier than this. Feb 11, 2009