Type: Trad, TR, Boulder, 12 ft
FA: unknown gorilla
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007 with improvements by Dave Twardowski
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

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This is one of the fine, moderate, bouldering problems in the Alcove. Its overhanging nature and the potential nasty landing (pre-pad days) made it as much a mental challenge as a physical challenge. I understand one fine climber, Geoff, actually broke his back on this problem.

The start isn't too bad. It's the last part of this problem that involves a long reach on less-than-buckets that make it challenging. I've come to understand it's considered V2-3 now, depending on one's height. Pushed to add a bouldering grade by Dave Twardowski, I've added a range including a PG-13 safety rating due to the risk to one's back.

Boston Rocks II has a nice shot of this, top row, 4th photo


This starts near the center of the overhang of the Alcove. Its start is near the beginning of the left-angling crack/ramp. It is left of the moon scoop.


Get a great spot, a big squishy pad, or use fine technique.