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Routes in The Storm Boulders

Type: Boulder
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Shared By: BDalhaus on Mar 7, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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The Lowdown

This mantle problem can be downright embarrasing seeing as how it's only 4 feet off the ground but more difficult than the topout of Ride the Lightning. Sit start on large jugs at the lip of the roof and you'll notice there aren't any feet. Swing a heel out left, then use a very thin crimp up and left to press it out and standup. This can be fun to watch, but pray nobody is looking if you get spanked.

Location

On a small boulder that forms a roof between Terrorist and Vintage. If you're standing in front of Terrorist, look to your left towards the other Storm Boulder. You'll see the low roof.

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Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
  V2-3
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
  V2-3
Bryce, I enjoyed onsighting this short problem. Thanks for recommending it to Jakob (who passed on the word). Jul 17, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V1+
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V1+
so i dont know whats up but when i did this it didnt feel like v3 at all... i onsighted it too but it felt like V1+ maybe V2 but deffinately not V3... at least to me it didnt... i would be interested to see other people get on it and see what they think....BUT! no matter what the grade it was a really fun mantle problem :) Jul 20, 2009
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
  V2-3
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
  V2-3
I had mixed feelings about the grade. I wouldn't say this is easier than E-Z Cheese, a "classic V2 for the grade". Granted comparing two problems like that is apples to oranges, this must go at V2 at least. Maybe you're just a mantle fiend and you don't know it? :) Jul 20, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V1+
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V1+
haha ride the lighting and boulder x here i come :) Jul 20, 2009
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
 
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
 
I'm guessing the difference in perception of difficulty comes down to either beta or climbing style/strengths. Maybe you found a new sequence, maybe a hold broke, maybe you're stronger than you think you are. I know a few people who think this problem is hard for V3. On most days I find it much more difficult than Hobbit Hole, the standard for V3. Jul 21, 2009
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
  V1+
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
  V1+
meh to each his own i guess Jul 21, 2009
Tristan Baldwin
Amherst, NH
  V3
Tristan Baldwin   Amherst, NH
  V3
I climbed this immediately after sending Boulder X, it didn't feel too much easier and took almost as many tries. Calling this V3 may almost be as bad as calling New Direction at Lincoln Woods a V2. This climb involves some pretty serious groveling to really get established on top. Apr 21, 2014
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
  V2-3
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
  V2-3
Re-read my comments above and wondering if I'm a dick, was not actually on Monkey Press, or was just having a really good day. I'm going to have to revisit this problem. Apr 22, 2014
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  V3
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  V3
Boulder X took me over a decade... monkey press took me one try in my sneakers... i vote straight up V to the 3...
zero groveling once you get used to mantling Tristan... and seriously you did boulder X in your first year of climbing! WFT nice work! Apr 22, 2014
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
 
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
 
didn't feel too bad, but the self-reflection session about why I wasted any skin/ energy on maybe the dumbest problem at pway that followed was certainly not worth it. Jun 17, 2014
Tristan Baldwin
Amherst, NH
  V3
Tristan Baldwin   Amherst, NH
  V3
So now that I've climbed this about a half dozen times, maybe V3 is right. I have used a couple different sets of beta for this now and am pretty confident that my original beta was simply wrong. Jul 10, 2014
Graham O.  
 
So short but kind of fun I guess. It's hilarious to watch videos of yourself falling off of this rig-you'll look so bad! Jul 6, 2016

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