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Dr. Mario

V8, Boulder,  Avg: 2.2 from 6 votes
FA: unknown
Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Gold Bar Boulders > Reiter Foothills > Forest > E Forest > Tetris Boulder
Access Issue: Display Discover Pass, do not block gates, and park off the road Details

Description

Fun, powerful problem involving pinches, body tension and crimping. Start sitting with left hand on big sidepull and right on lowest pinch/sloper/crimp. Bump up with the right to a slope on the little arete and figure out how to use the obvious crimp in the face (hint: look for heel or knee bar trickery). Move to the jugs in the crack and top out.

Location

On the tetris boulder in the East Forest - easily id'ed by the square tetris-y edges lining the face. 50 meters uphill from the stream boulder just off the motorcycle path and 150 meters northeast of the east parking lot.

Protection

2 pads - one for the stump your ass will hit on the sit and one for the gnarly block you really don't want to fall on topping out (and won't - they're jugs up there)

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Looking head-on at the climb. Tough compression moves.
[Hide Photo] Looking head-on at the climb. Tough compression moves.
Climb the arete in center frame.
[Hide Photo] Climb the arete in center frame.

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[Hide Comment] Is the sharp, "cube" crimp right of the arete on? Sep 16, 2007
jonah
  V8
[Hide Comment] Sure, might as well be. I thought the crux was getting to it... Sep 20, 2007