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Routes in Round Pond

Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tristan Perry on Aug 13, 2007
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

This problem starts sitting on a good jug. You maneuver yourself under an overhang, moving right, with your feet on a slick rock slab and try to stick the severely sloping crimp-rail with both hands. Then, for the crux: you shoot a hand up, blindly grasping a very sloping, but nicely textured open hand grip. More hard moves ensue, possibly making use of a heelhook to the right, eventually moving up to a nubbin that is a couple of feet above the sloper. Moving left can reveal more sidepulls. An awkward move to gain the slab finishes the hard part. The slab above is still not trivial. THIS PROBLEM IS AWESOME!

Location

Backside of the boulder featuring the Whip

Protection

Crashpad
Graham O.  
 
Certainly a Pway classic. Jul 7, 2016
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V8
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V8
At this point, I've done both the left and right variations. They're both fun, and I use very different beta for each of them. (There's a million different ways to climb this problem.)

Though less popular, in my opinion the right variation is the better of the two. It's cleaner and more aesthetic. Nov 8, 2013
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Dopeman @ 4:19:

vimeo.com/33263058 Dec 7, 2011
JamieRe
Providence, RI
JamieRe   Providence, RI
Can't wait to get back to this problem... worked it once and am very excited about it! Nov 10, 2011
M Sprague
New England
 
M Sprague   New England  
 
Well, your choice, but you would be missing a lot of great climbing. I think Dopeman is a good problem (It was better before things broke), even if not anywhere near the best. Still, calling it a 6 foot one move wonder is not too accurate IMO, and one rushed visit to Pway will not give you a good feeling for the huge park at all. If you had been able to explore around some, you would have found plenty of amazing problems and beautiful settings.

(Yeah, I know, he is probably a troll) Aug 18, 2011
Super dissapointed; my fault I guess. Snuck in a quick p-tuck trip in while on business travel and picked this problem based on the guide book rating. It's a 6' tall one move wonder (at least in the summer... That's my bad again).

Since this is supposed one of the best in the area... I won't be coming back. Sorry guys. Aug 17, 2011
Lanky
Tired
 
Lanky   Tired
 
Mike, I match the sloper and go right hand to the peanut-shaped edge first. Aug 23, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
i was working this the other night! it was so much fun!!! deff have a ways to go and i was using some really funky beta lol :) involving a heel hook on the right cross right hand to the bad sloper and a huge toss to the sidepull cut feet heel hook left side start and work my way up haha got most the moves but still missing a few crucial ones... cant wait to get back on it! damn you pawtuckaway right when i finish one project you draw me in for another! i wanna go back to rumney!! :) Aug 22, 2009
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
So solid Bryce. I'm excited to get up! Apr 4, 2009
Lanky
Tired
 
Lanky   Tired
 
Thanks Bryce!

Your beta could not be more different from mine. Wild. Mar 31, 2009
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
  V8
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
  V8
Video of Dopeman Mar 31, 2009
Lanky
Tired
 
Lanky   Tired
 
I love this problem. Probably my favorite in the park. Without giving too much beta, the heel hook comes earlier for me than in the description.

Took me about a year of on-and-off effort to send, and I still daydream about it. Jun 20, 2008