Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jon McCartie on Sep 17, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Stand-start matched on a crimp and make a reach up to a high right-hand gaston. Climb straight up with another gaston to a perfect jug on the lip. Balancy, technical, and fun.

Location

North face of the twin Birthday Boulders on the vertical wall, center route.

Protection

pad
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V3
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V3
A good techincal problem, although I thought it was easy for the grade. Oct 14, 2008
molony
 
molony  
 
Really enjoyable movement. However, I actually thought this thing was incredibly tough for the grade, even with good beta Apr 26, 2009
ShaunG Gregg
SF, CA
 
ShaunG Gregg   SF, CA
 
This is not a gimme V3. Very foot work intensive and fun. Dec 23, 2009
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
 
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
 
Euan takes steroids. This thing is pretty technical. Aug 12, 2010
Eric Schnepel
Portland
 
Eric Schnepel   Portland
 
Not so bad. Easier for tall people Mar 19, 2011
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
Absolutely, unequivocally NOT easy for the grade. Mar 29, 2012
Coco Bell  
 
Pretty tricky if you haven't seen someone your height complete it. Absolutely the shortest approach yet!! Hurrah for fun warm up boulder. Feb 19, 2013
seth o'harra  
 
You can also go out left with a good side pull. However, the right beta double gaston is the way to go for a fun route. Jan 4, 2014
dave wave  
 
I wouldn't say it's soft for the grade, but more techy than hard.

If your use to dime edge feet, it'll feel easy.

Super fun crux moves! Apr 11, 2014
Mriss
  V3
Mriss  
  V3
Short person beta
youtube.com/watch?v=_1-i48z… May 14, 2014
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
Derek Bredl
  V3-4
Derek Bredl  
  V3-4
Super hard for the grade ... hardest "V3" in the Milks? Though considerably easier for tall folk. Nov 29, 2017
Matt Haig
Bishop, California
Matt Haig   Bishop, California
Very sad to report this line has recently broken. The crimp on top of the pinch is no more. I did it yesterday and was a little puzzled when that hold simply wasn't there. (Tear) Mar 17, 2018
I am not a strong climber and agree with Euan. Felt easy for V3. Also, not sure about the missing crimp but very doable without it if there is a missing hold. Wish it was longer! Sep 19, 2018