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Butt Plug Mantle TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Butt Plug North Side, The V0- 4- PG13
East Face of Butt Plug V2 5+
East face traverse L->R V1 5
East face traverse R->L V1 5
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Type: Boulder, 16 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ben Rillie on Jul 27, 2008
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start with the two obvious hand holds that are about shoulder height. Use the crack to the left and a couple of decent sized hand holds to the right to make your way to the top. Didn't know if this was already named so I'm just referring to it as Butt Plug North Side.


The route starts on the north side of the boulder.


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Michael Himawan
Oakland, CA
  V-easy PG13
Michael Himawan   Oakland, CA
  V-easy PG13
I remember there were a few plausible holds on the East overhung face, too. Anyone happen to have the beta on that? Mar 10, 2011
Adam Kimmerly
V0- PG13
Adam Kimmerly  
V0- PG13
Yup! That's probably the best problem on the boulder in my opinion. It gets the YDS grade of 5.10d which would correlate to V1. Mar 10, 2011
I did that over hanging face, it took me a while because the foot holds were so polished from so many climbers, but I scrubbed the feet with a brush and eventually got it. I would give it a V3+ due to a strange but cool (somewhat slopey) topout. It would be a V2- if the first few foot holds weren't so slick. Nov 7, 2011
So many variations to this face. I'd say the down climb goes for about 5.6, but depending on where you draw the line you could have 5.12/V4 potential. Great at helping new climbers build their confidence. Sep 20, 2015

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