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Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 13, 2007
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Levitate off bad holds and pop to big crimp on arete, continue up easier ground on arete and downclimb route.
Hard sit start. The start feels like trying to squeeze a hippo between your legs.

Location

Arete left of Hobbit Hole.

Protection

Pad, no spotter req.

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Graham O.  
 
Good, but kind of a one-move wonder. It's one of those climbs that seems hard until you do it one day and from then it's a cakewalk. Jul 7, 2016
B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
Any world in which that left heel hook can be described as bomber is a world I don't want to climb in. Dec 1, 2013
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
  V4
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
  V4
Just my 2ยข, but while the first move to the left crimp is hard, the crux for me was getting my right hand up to the little crimp above it without having my left foot slip down onto the ground.

Hobbit Direct starts at 46 second mark:
vimeo.com/33902009 Dec 19, 2011
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
funny, i don't find it awkward at all - between the bomber heel hook and the choice of 4 handholds to start, i think it's a good warmup. there's also an interesting variation that matches the crimp after the first move and follows the small seam up and left. Aug 20, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
so awkward.... Dec 20, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V4
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V4
haha definitely agreed matt Jul 26, 2009
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
  V4
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
  V4
This thing has the most awkward sit start ever... Jul 26, 2009