Type: Boulder, 35 ft (11 m)
FA: Dale Bard, c. '80's
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 13, 2007 · Updates
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Description

Start 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. However, Sherman was actually referring to Change of Heart, the direct line from the same start as High Plains Drifter. The guidebook at the time mixed up the two names, so most people thought HPD was actually CoH, until Dale Bard (the first ascentionist of both routes) cleared up the confusion.

Location

Center of the north Face.

Protection

Pads and spotters

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