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Burning Rubber Necklace V4 6B
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Type: Boulder
FA: Russ Walling
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Shared By: AWinters on Nov 4, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A nice low traverse.

Start low on the funky jugs on the right side of the small cave. Traverse left on good slopers and jugs staying low, making a couple cruxy moves with a crimp and good footwork, then head up and left to the big shelf.

Location

Standing at the 'Serengeti Boulder' looking at the 'East Rim', it's the boulder to the left of the 'Bleached Bones Boulder' with the low traverse on it. This boulder problem faces the 'West Rim'.

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Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V4+
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V4+
The crux sequence isn't that obvious from first inspection, however as soon as you get on the problem things fall into place. Dec 23, 2008
I hated this thing at first and now I think it's awesome, dunno what happened? :) Feb 11, 2011
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
One day Mick Ryan and myself were sitting around at the base of this thing listening to a local spray master doing a full spray down of his days activities, big V numbers included. While the spray continued, I just started to climb along on the obvious holds, wearing flip flops or Chucks, and topped out on what would be the FA of Burning Rubber Necklace. Mick did the problem moments later and the spraylord never did get it that day. I think we rated it V0+, for pump factor.

Here is the unpleasant origin of the Name:

However, modern-day burnings still occur. In South Africa for example, extrajudicial execution by burning was done via a method called necklacing where rubber tires filled with kerosene (or gasoline) are placed around the neck of a live individual. The fuel is then ignited, the rubber melts, and the victim is burnt to death Feb 12, 2011
Morgan Nutting
Bishop, CA
  V4
Morgan Nutting   Bishop, CA
  V4
A often neglected gem imo. Aug 27, 2012

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