Type: Boulder, 14 ft
FA: Tommy Klinefelter
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007
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Tommy Klinefelter is responsible for establishing this perfect arête problem. Start on innocuous incut flakes and make a long pull up to the insecure holds above. Continue clinging for dear life, and finish by lunging out left to an obvious teacup pocket at the lip.

This often photographed line is one of the most aesthetic problems at the ‘milks.


On a small boulder just northeast of the Cave Boulder


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Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
If you have large hands it may be easier to do a wide pinch with the right hand rather than squeezing the little nubbin on the arete. There is a good thumb-catch and it sets you up well for the next 2 moves. Mar 31, 2008
C Miller   CA  
Soul Slinger on Youtube -

youtube.com/watch?v=dxx0GJr… Dec 1, 2009
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
I did this problem during the peak of a 3-4 year bouldering "binge" (i.e. no routes, only bouldering). It's probably on of the best and hardest of all the lines I did during that period. I would only rate Atari Arete and Checkerboard as good. Apr 25, 2010
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Trevor V.
Santa Barbara, Ca
Trevor V.   Santa Barbara, Ca
Cold weather and trying hard helps. Great problem! Nov 12, 2012
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
The epitome of the Buttermilks. Sep 30, 2013
Will Tam
Belmont, CA
Will Tam   Belmont, CA
First few move are on solid crimps. The first mini crux is going right hand to a pinch on the arete then comes all the crux moves Apr 3, 2017