Type: Boulder, 18 ft
FA: Tommy Klinefelter, Mick Ryan (sds)
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Shared By: AWinters on Nov 25, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

One of the best moderates anywhere and one of the best lines in the Tablelands - featuring fun dynamic moves with a steep, explosive start and an exciting finish. This boulder problem embodies quality movement, and is an undisputed area classic that should be at the top of your to-do list.

Sit-start on the large obvious twin-hueco underclings. Make a big move straight up to the gaping hueco, then style your way up and left to the good right-facing edges that lead to the rest on the good jug/sidepull. A couple large moves up and left between crimps on the lip will get it done.

Location

On the large overhanging face next to the trail (east side), look for the huecos down low on the right side of the overhang.

Protection

Pads, good spot for the top-out
molony
  V5
molony  
  V5
Must do!! If you're in the sads, this should be at the very top of your to do list. No matter how hard you climb Apr 26, 2009
C Miller   CA  
Strength in Numbers on Youtube -

youtube.com/watch?v=YXTQKEt… Dec 1, 2009
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V5
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V5
A great route with no one move being that hard, but the combination makes for a good problem.

Easier than Molly. Dec 26, 2009
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
 
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
 
vimeo.com/19052751 Jan 22, 2011
cbtacy
 
cbtacy  
 
Very fun and just high enough to add some spice.

One of the top 5 problems at the Sads - no doubt about it.

A must do. Aug 11, 2013
Ben Parsons
San Luis Obispo, CA
  V5
Ben Parsons   San Luis Obispo, CA
  V5
Doing the sds makes it that much pumpier/more engaging at the top, and the move is worthwhile in and of itself. Definitely a must do! Jan 17, 2014
Daniel Winsor
Bishop, CA
  V5
Daniel Winsor   Bishop, CA
  V5
Super great line, although I think there's better V5's around... The first move from the SDS is highly height/ability dependent. I felt like the stand was V5, sit was V6, and the right variation was V7. Just adding more moves to an already pumpy problem. Feb 6, 2016
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
Ashley Swenson   Pasadena, CA
From stand-start:
youtu.be/cqfv6M6cNJw Dec 25, 2018