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High Plains Drifter
Avg: 3.9 from 142 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 35 ft|
|FA:||Dale Bard, c. '80's|
|Page Views:||17,572 total · 129/month|
|Shared By:||Tim Steele on Jan 13, 2007|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionStart with sharp patina crimps and make some long pulls slightly up and right to gain a couple of slopers. Make a dynamic move off the slopes to gain better holds and an easy, but airy summit.
This problem is a North American classic and a must do for the visiting boulderer.
As a note of trivia, John Sherman referred to this problem as a benchmark standard for V6 in the first edition of his Hueco guide when he initially introduced the V-scale. It has since crept up in grade.