Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aaron C. Smith on Oct 28, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start with hands matched on good start hold on the right side of the south face of the boulder. Go left to jug and heel hook right foot onto the starting handhold. Lunge up to the arete to a sticky sloper. Finish by using remaining edges to top out.


Southeast arete on the Eliminator Boulder.


Spotter and pad for lunge move.


Jordan A.
Jordan A.  
What problem is this exactly? It sounds like beached whale from your description or possibly the easier variant right of beached. I am unfamiliar with any problem named "corner lunge" on the Eliminator Boulder. Nov 2, 2007
Aaron C. Smith  
I got the problem's name from the Horsetooth Hang comp guidebook. It's right next to Beached Whale. Feb 18, 2008
Brandon English  
This really isn't much of a lunge...more like a reach around.
Plus it's more like VB+. Feb 18, 2008
Aaron C. Smith  
Guideline #1: don't be a jerk
Guideline #2: post relevent information about this Route
Guideline #3: limit offtopic posts, rants, or lengthy discussions to the forums Feb 18, 2008
Good easy problem to loosen up on. Aug 11, 2009
LOL at "more like a reach around"

Good stuff. Sep 29, 2009
BrendanP Moran
Fort Collins, Colorado
BrendanP Moran   Fort Collins, Colorado
For all the crap this shorty half-problem gets, if you're new to bouldering it might just be your first sensible heel hook, and even after ticking problems on all three remaining sides of Eliminator it still feels pretty darn good to click into that huge, loving crimp. Jul 17, 2012