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Routes in The Joint Boulder

Afternoon Lightning V6 7A
Big aka The Nipple Arete V4 6B PG13
Blunt Boy V1 5
Escape Hatch V3 6A
Filth Pig V6 7A
Longshot V6 7A
Shuhari V13 8B
Staircase aka Mister Twister V4- 6B
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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Kyle Flannigan on Jun 26, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb up the left side of the north face of the Joint Boulder. It has hard first few moves, then it's hard again at the top, 20 feet up with an aspen behind you.

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Peter Erard  
V6
Longshot is at most a V6. Using the arete makes this problem a lot easier. The holds on the face can be used as intermittent holds. No need to crank off them. The last move is very committing, but that doesn't make this a V8-9. It just makes the route committing. Sep 6, 2009
Joe Collins
  V6
Joe Collins  
  V6
It would be great if someone could clarify the group of problems on the awesome left arete of Joint Rock. This description of "Longshot" is very different from what is described in Phil's guidebook and from the bits and pieces I've learned from folks bouldering here.

It seems to me that there are several (at least 4) obvious variations. The easiest starts from the sloping dish hold and pulls onto the left slab at the midway point... probably V3ish. Continuing up the full arete from that point makes an awesome high problem (with the aspen in your back), probably V4ish. The problem that sounds similar to what is described here does a sit start and continues out the full arete... probably V5 or V6ish and among the best boulder problems anywhere. Another version traverses right at the midpoint of the arete then does a big dyno to the lip. This last version was called "Longshot" by someone I met there, but looks nowhere near V8. I'm a horrible dynoer so I can't provide any input on the grade of that version. Jul 5, 2008
Kyle Flannigan
Gunnison
 
Kyle Flannigan   Gunnison
 
I've heard from V8-V10, don't know myself as I don't send that hard. Jun 26, 2008