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Blaow V10 7C+
Blaow's Cousin V10 7C+
Brett's Mom V10- 7C+
Downward Spiral V8 7B
Evolution V6 7A
Four Eyed Blues V4 6B
Further Down The Spiral V8 7B
Glass Blower (aka Pygmies & Cornrolls) V7 7A+
Indiana jones V9- 7C
Innovator V8 7B
Monkey Crotch V4 6B
Monkey Press V3 6A
Mothra Stewart V7-8 7B
Mothra Stewart Left V8 7B
Mothra Stewart Variation V7 7A+
Mr. Natural V9-10 7C+
Pikachu V2 5+
Polish Terrorist V8 7B
Project V14 8B+ X
Revolution V11 8A
Ride the Lightning V6 7A
Squeeze Play V2 5+
Storm Pockets V3 6A
Storm Traverse V4 6B
Terrorist V6 7A
Terrorist Left V5-6 6C+
Tesa V9 7C R
Three Graces, The V6 7A
Up V6 7A
Vintage V4 6B
Warrior V3 6A
Wizard, The V8 7B
Woodfords Reserve V3 6A
Zap V4 6B
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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
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Shared By: BDalhaus on Feb 11, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Although wet most of the time, when dry, this crack traverse/dyno problem is great. Sit start on a jug in the crack just right of the tree. Follow the overhanging crack to the right with good feet. Just past the tree, slot your L hand into a vertical crack, grab a bad crimp on the R face, and dyno R hand to the lip (crux). Once you match the lip, you can work out a thrilling topout.

keith climbing Glass Blower 2013
youtube.com/watch?v=MIGV_eI…

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This problem is just right of Ride the Lightning & Downward Spiral, behind the problem Zap.

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Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V7
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V7
How is this thing supposed to top out? It felt most natural to traverse along the upper lip right until reaching the faint arete feature and then follow that upwards. Or is there some wizard beta that allows one to go straight up after gaining the lip? Oct 23, 2013
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
There used to be a tree that you had to squeeze past when you traversed the crack, kind of like on Squeeze Play with more room, and then you had to control the swing through the crux or you'd hit the tree with your back. Needless to say, the tree prevented the direct topout, so traversing right a bit was the best option. Oct 24, 2013
Alec Woolley
Allenstown
  V7
Alec Woolley   Allenstown
  V7
This route climbs great! It has such fun movement in it, especially the rose move you can do towards the beginning. For the top I traverse the slopers right to the corner then swing a heel to a hold around the corner and top out that way. Its a shame this climb is almost always wet. Oct 26, 2013
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V7
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V7
It should be noted that you can also do the move to the lip statically (avoiding the described dyno) by putting a right heel on and making a deadpoint to a good sloper right of the obvious point. Then follow the lip up and right.

If the starting holds are wet (they very frequently are), just start a couple of moves in. The opening sequence of v2-ish moves really adds nothing to the overall difficulty. The crux is definitely sticking the lip, matching, and making a few tenuous moves rightward until reaching better holds.

This climb is quite good, but the frequent seeping of the starting holds takes it down a star. In my opinion, it's just hard for a climb to be 'classic' when it seeps 60% of the year. Same goes for 'Ride The Lightning' in my book! Nov 9, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Keith warming up then sending Glass Blower!

youtube.com/watch?v=MIGV_eI… Nov 12, 2013
Karthik Sonty
  V6-
Karthik Sonty  
  V6-
Not to spray too much, but if you're looking to do it statically, there's also an awesome pinch on the arete leading to the lip. Locking off on that and crossing to the lip made the big move pretty simple. Feb 1, 2014
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
Just a note - The static method wasn't possible until the tree disappeared a few years ago. Feb 3, 2014
Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
  V7-
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
  V7-
This thing was actually dry yesterday so we played around on this for a few hours. Super fun moves. Really like the dyno to the lip. If its dry get on it cause it won't be for long! youtube.com/watch?v=Rep2Uy2… Apr 25, 2016

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