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Black Gnat V3 6A
Pink Bug V7 7A+
Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Dane Scott
Page Views: 2,112 total, 18/month
Shared By: Tyler Logan on Mar 14, 2008
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Rating of "V7" is an estimate. This is an extremely thin (read: blank) boulder problem that requires skills and strength of a different sort than those en vogue these days. Rather than fret over the grade, have fun seeing how far you can inch your mass up this steep, smooth, beautiful slab of perfect sunset-toned Rubidoux granite. The landing is poor, although this could be remedied with creative configuration of crash pads.

Location

Right and around the corner from "Black Gnat"

Protection

crash pad
johannsolo
So Cal
  V5
johannsolo   So Cal
  V5
I see your problem Juan. You are too far to the right. Paste the left foot in the orange dish and launch for the slopey top with the left hand. Bring the right hand up to the slopey top and thrutch to the top. Dec 30, 2013
johannsolo
So Cal
  V5
johannsolo   So Cal
  V5
Just did this problem again on 12/25. Temps in the mid 70's. Took me about 20 tries. Left foot in the orange dish and launch for the slopey top. Dec 26, 2013
johannsolo
So Cal
  V5
johannsolo   So Cal
  V5
If you think this is harder than V5, You do not know how to climb or rate slab problems. Dec 3, 2012
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V7
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V7
I'm not sure you can really distinguish between the two exits, since they more or less share holds. Either way, it is a good problem and I thought it was hard for V6. Feb 13, 2011
FA: Dane Scott, aka, "The Gun".

Snake. Dec 9, 2010
johannsolo
So Cal
  V5
johannsolo   So Cal
  V5
Pink Bug exits to the left at the top. Stink Bug exits to the right. Both are V5.
Dec 9, 2010
worked this problem out with help from kelly penix in the early 90's, one of the hardest lines ive ever sent. at that time rob muir believed only a handful had ever sent this Sep 19, 2009