Type: Boulder
FA: Jason Kehl
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Oct 30, 2006 with improvements by Noah Kaufman and 1 other
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I thought this seemed a bit hard for the grade, but my crimping isn't what I'd like it to be...Start matched on the slash feature with your right hand in an incut at the far left of the rail and your left hand anywhere else on the rail.Very aesthetic climbing on gorgeous slashes in the face are what this problem is all about. The holds lend themselves to very tension-filled moves and the crux is right in the middle with a very powerful deadpoint. This is a fine problem in every regard.Pad the landing well.The sit is called, shockingly, Beyond Life Sit and was originally called V12 by the first ascentionist (or this was widely regarded as consensus for some time). Some folks call it V11 these days. Arm span for this particular climb (not total body length, seems like long arms and short legs would fit very well) is a huge determining factor in the difficulty.


Far left side of the main wall.


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I did a sit start to this a couple years ago, it is named prefabricated dreams of constant change.. just kidding- its called beyond life sit start.. I figured its on the harder end of v11/12, and its great.. Jul 27, 2008
tcamillieri   Denver
One of the greatest boulder problems in America. The start is to be "matched" and crossed on the curved feature (I put matched in quotes because there is a deep incut for the right hand and any flat part of the rail for the left. Starting on the slopey sidepull and the rail is starting one move in. I just thought the poster's description was a bit ambiguous.

I heard a rumor that Dave Graham did the FA? Sep 2, 2009
Dave found it and cleaned it, but I got the FA, Matt Bosley did the sit that same day or that week. Around 2001-2002. Sorry to burst your bubble Chris Schulte.. Sep 30, 2015
Strikes again.. Ships that pass in the night..
At least it was Boz this time.. Apr 13, 2016
Noah Kaufman
Fort Collins, CO
Noah Kaufman   Fort Collins, CO
Just want to add that the name came about after we all went to Price to watch the movie "13 Ghosts". In that flick, a lawyer is sliced in half by a glass door. I said "Whoa! That dude is beyond life!" haha! Jason liked that phrase for some reason and gave the name to the line. I was finally strong enough to do it years later! youtu.be/ovoKuYZeZPY Dec 10, 2018