Type: Boulder, 15 ft
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Shared By: Aeon Aki on Mar 30, 2007
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Description

Climb the arete using some face holds on the roadside face of the K-Town boulder. A super softy at V8 but classic nonetheless.

Location

The obvious arete on the K-Town boulder.

Protection

crashpad

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Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
 
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
 
Super cool problem. There's a bit of leavitation involved in the topout, I think. May 30, 2007
Scott W
Flagstaff, AZ
  V5
Scott W   Flagstaff, AZ
  V5
Feels V5 or easier. Jul 13, 2011
Zane Dordai
Salt Lake City
 
Zane Dordai   Salt Lake City
 
I did it without the arete using a sidepull out right. Stood up on a good left foot and grabbed a slot right before the topout with my left hand I believe. Felt pretty hard, but easier than climbing the arete. Kind of hard to call it the same climb though... Feb 23, 2012
John.  
I agree feels much easier Jan 30, 2014
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V7-8
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V7-8
Will's comment is probably the most accurate. I've seen plenty of really strong climbers struggle on this one, including ones who are quite good at slabs. This problem definitely favors taller climbers, as they can much more easily reach the better holds up high from better (if still small) feet.

Having climbed hard slabs all over the US and the world, I feel like this climb is pretty comparable to v7's or v8's that I've climbed elsewhere. Perhaps for taller climbers it feels significantly easier, but I'm not one of those so I don't know.

Either way, it's a beautiful feature and a cool line that is definitely worth climbing!! Such a great setting as well. Jan 30, 2014
Sam Miller
Boulder, CO
 
Sam Miller   Boulder, CO
 
Anywhere from v4 to v8 depending upon temps and your height. I can't take the 8, but if you aren't 6'+ and its not perfect temps, then its hard. Dec 1, 2014
Bo Handy
Portland, OR
  V6+
Bo Handy   Portland, OR
  V6+
Spent one hot late summer evening passing a few bottles of wine back and forth with a friend. He sent it, I became drunk. Returned early in the morning, warmed up on the V0 then sent this one on the first go of the day. We did not use the arete, and began referring to this as "Feels like shit" since the line is between "Feels like Grit" and the V4 "Shit". I agree with the other comments, it's height and temperature dependent. Still, a worthwhile climb to do. Jun 23, 2016