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Left hand Variation V3-4 6A+
Portrait of an Artist V5 6C
Sunset Arete V3 6A
Unknown V4-5 6B+
Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kyle Flannigan on Apr 30, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Sit start with one hand on a knife edge crimp, right foot on triangle foot hold, left foot smeared. Bust out up and right on slopers, and dyno for the rail at the finish. Best problem at Skyland. Locals call it V4, the rating I used here, although it's sandbagged as per the Gunny Valley norm.

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BrendanP Moran
Fort Collins, Colorado
  V5+
BrendanP Moran   Fort Collins, Colorado
  V5+
Cool problem, but let's stop kidding ourselves. This thing is intense for V4, at least as hard as benchmark Colorado V5s like The Kind, Pinch Overhang, Refrigerator at Montezuma, etc. Jul 15, 2016
I believe the first ascent was Chris Cory back in 2001 or 2002. He was climbing with the then local Nic Heidinger. The three of us cleaned Portrait and Chris was the first to send. Sep 7, 2009
Joe Collins  
 
Great problem. Glad to finally know the name. Thanks for posting. I thought V4 was right on... not sandbagged at all. As for Skyland grades being sandbagged, certainly the grades being posted on this site are sandbagged, but I've always thought the published grades or the ones told to me by locals were pretty soft. Jul 4, 2008