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Biking In Duluth V2 5+
Jumungy V1 5
New Moon Rising V5 6C
Stump to the Rump V5-6 6C+
Top Out Problem V4 6B
XMen V2-3 5+
Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Chris Deulen
Page Views: 85 total, 1/month
Shared By: chris deulen on Oct 3, 2008
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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Description

Harkness cleaned up this route (by pulling off all kinds of loose choss). This is a sit-down start on good underclings (that may soon break off) and moves through huge holds with big easy moves and then gets serious real quick with the slabby top-out. The giant loose jug in the middle of the route could probably be crow-barred off to make the route a little better.

Location

This is first problem on the left side of the lower wall, next to, yet again, another ambling tree that is growing up the side of the rock.

Protection

Ankle-breaker with a small boulder at the base. Several pads are recommended.

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JesseJ
  V3-4
JesseJ  
  V3-4
The huge blocky holds in the middle are gone now, making this a little more difficult on the way to the topout. The blocks came off easily but left what appears to be pretty solid rock in their place. Much safer now. Oct 15, 2015
brittany kruger
Las Vegas, NV
brittany kruger   Las Vegas, NV
Hu! Who'da thought, thanks. I'll post it, and work on giving it a good cleaning- it's in need. Sep 26, 2009
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
  V3-4
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
  V3-4
I think you got yourself an FA, I would go ahead and post it as a new problem. Sep 25, 2009
JesseJ
  V3-4
JesseJ  
  V3-4
Ah, no, you sound pretty clear. My understanding of top-out problem is that is moves right, illustrated pretty well in the pictures of harkness climbing it. Straight up next to the tree, I have not climbed. Sep 25, 2009
brittany kruger
Las Vegas, NV
brittany kruger   Las Vegas, NV
Great, thanks guys. If I have this straight now, Top out Problem is the one that moves slightly to the right of the SDS before the top out- so what about the additional line that goes straight up from those same far left underclings? We followed it up from the SDS without moving right, directly parallel and right next to that tree all the way up, topped out right next to the tree. OR am I still confused? Sep 25, 2009
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
  V3-4
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
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I have done it starting both ways, I think its about the same no matter how you start it. Glad to see other people are getting on these problems!!! Sep 25, 2009
JesseJ
  V3-4
JesseJ  
  V3-4
I started immediately to the right of the tree most of the times I did this problem. That made for some fun moves crossing to the right a bit before the top-out.

So I suppose to answer your question, I believe you did "Top Out Problem" Sep 25, 2009
brittany kruger
Las Vegas, NV
brittany kruger   Las Vegas, NV
hey- can someone help me get my bearings? Does Top Out Problem start with a SDS on the underclings which are RIGHT next to that tree that's practically leaning on the wall, or the underclings a meter-ish to the right (but before the SDS for x-men)? We sent a problem the other day using the underclings that are furthest left on the wall (right next to the tree) and went straight up to a top-out---which problem is this? Thanks in advance Sep 25, 2009
BIATHLON
Duluth Mn
  V3-4
BIATHLON   Duluth Mn
  V3-4
The key to this is not thinking about the landing and just going for it. The holds used to top out are actually pretty decent. Apr 29, 2009