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Type: Boulder
FA: Rio Rose
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Apr 16, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Check the Method is a good boulder problem for those of us who have more technique than power. It climbs the beautiful crimpy face by way of a combination of tricks and small holds. Start sitting with a slopey right hand crimp and a left hand undercling/sidepull. Pull off the ground and crimp/bump/smear/toss your way up to better holds at the top. Topping out is easy.


Method Boulder opposite the trail, just left of Expanding Man.


Pad, spotter is optional.


Jeremiah Johnson
Contoocook, NH
Jeremiah Johnson   Contoocook, NH
FA by Rio Rose, who I believe was the first to find the area now called Blair when he was out mountain biking one day and put up many of the problems here. Feb 17, 2010
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Bryce's video of check the method: Jul 7, 2013
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
Definitely didn't find many of the 'tricks' that Jay alluded to. Just hard crimping and footwork! :) (climbing it in the rain probably didn't help)

A bit awkward for the first few moves but, as the guidebook says, 'cool when it comes together'. Two and a half stars is probably more accurate for me. Nov 1, 2013
josh villeneuve
Enfield, CT
josh villeneuve   Enfield, CT
Is there a lower start to this thing? I've been noticing an awful lot of chalk on the sloper jug foot for expanding man...meaning someones trying to connect it Apr 28, 2014

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