Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Dave Graham
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Apr 30, 2007
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Start high on two crimps above head height (they are bad!!) Deadpoint all points off to jug up and left. It looks possible, but it isn't.

For a V5 boulderer I have decent crimp strenght. I can support my body weight on these crimps and pull up with feet on, but man i can't imagine what kind of training it would take for me to feel confident dyno-ing off these crimps.


Left of Ride the Lightning, right of Terrorist.


Pad and spotter strong enough to catch you, so you can commit.


Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
There is also a variation that heads up and right. Pull on to the two crimps, cross left hand up to a decent sidepull, then follow the holds straight up. Mar 6, 2008
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
whats the rating on the variation? Mar 6, 2008
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
The variation is also supposed to be about V10 Mar 7, 2008
Jeremiah Johnson
Contoocook, NH
Jeremiah Johnson   Contoocook, NH
The variation is also good (maybe better in my opinion) from a jump start - grab the better of the two crimps with your right hand and jump to the pinch. Not v10 if you jump though. Mar 7, 2008
Morgan Patterson   CT  
My old nemesis... Jul 11, 2013
Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
So after doing this climb last weekend I got Aaron on it and the left starting hold definitely broke some after he sent. Nothing major but there is now a little groove for you to put your left hand pinky in making it slightly more comfortable in my opinion. It's not anything significant but I figured It was worth noting. The first clip in this video it was definitely not broken yet. youtube.com/watch?v=QP4uk0E… Jun 17, 2016
Hey guys, as I was pulling on Blaow today the left hand broke more. A pretty decent size chunk came off, probably about 1 inch long and wide or so. Now the top of the hold is flat instead slanted down left. I still was able to pull on it after it broke, just to see if it was still doable. There wasn't much difference, I think the crimp might be the tiniest bit deeper, but I think it compensates for now that its at a worse angle. Lets get some people in to send it that have sent it to see if the grading has changed at all.

Sorry guys, I was quite bewildered after the piece popped off when I was on it. I'm about 140 pounds and definitely not expecting that. Good news is its still pullable, just need to figure out if its any easier or not. To be honest it feels about the same for me still, i'm pretty confident that it will still be sitting in the V10 grade.

-Hunter Dec 3, 2016
I think it's a Dave Graham FA. Feb 21, 2017
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
My understanding is that it was Luke Parady who got the FA. Feb 21, 2017
Dave did this first. Apr 6, 2017
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Haha that ^ has been uttered so many time about so many routes. Apr 17, 2017
Trying in thirty degree weather makes the crimps feel good. Dec 27, 2018