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Routes in The Storm Boulders

Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: Justin Bourque & Brett Meyers
Page Views: 3,294 total · 27/month
Shared By: Lanky on Oct 20, 2008
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Start on a hollow sidepull flake. Reach up to an undercling crimp in the roof above your head, a jug, a long move, and a hard bump get you to the key hold. Tension and good footwork get you to the jugs. Keep calm because the jugs get smaller at the top.

Location

About 20 feet left of Storm Pockets on the Storm Boulder. Starts on the hollow flake below a little roof.

Protection

A couple pads and at least two competent spotters. The landing is good, but the topout is heady.

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BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
  V8
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
  V8
FA Justin Bourque & Brett Meyers Oct 20, 2008
Lanky
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Lanky   Tired
 
Edited. Thanks. Oct 21, 2008
Lanky
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Lanky   Tired
 
Would love to hear some opinions on the grade of this thing. I gave it an 8 based on... something... but I actually think it weighs in closer to 7. Don't want to unilaterally downgrade it though. Thoughts? Mar 24, 2010
Jeremiah Johnson
Contoocook, NH
  V7
Jeremiah Johnson   Contoocook, NH
  V7
I'd say the grade is somewhere between v6 and v-impossible, depending on one's wingspan. I've got a long reach and it feels about v7 to me. Apr 10, 2010
chris deulen
Castle Rock
  V7
chris deulen   Castle Rock
  V7
Based on other 8s in the area, would give it 7. Apr 19, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
  V7-8
andyscott   Massachusetts
  V7-8
Def thought that this was true to the original grade. I do not have as long of a wingspan as most and i thought it felt like v8. However I could see how those moves would feel like v7 if one was to have a longer span. I would say V8 for some and V7 for others. May 11, 2010
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
  V8
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
  V8
Super good line. I think this is one of the better problems at Pway. Sustained and varied movement with a thoughtful, high off the deck finish. Aug 17, 2014
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
  V8
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
  V8
Incredible climb that I had walked by for too long. Topout is fine, holds are all there and all good. A kneebar is useful post-deadpoint, which maybe drops the grade a bit(i hate kneebars on boulder problems but it's too perfect not to use). Love this climb and can't wait to do it again. Sep 19, 2014
Here is some beta for a left variation that is a bit harder than the direct version.
vimeo.com/106742800 Sep 21, 2014
Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
  V7
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
  V7
Honestly a super good climb! Yes it's a little reachy but definitely worth trying even if your not super tall. Proper foot beta does this thing wonders. Feels more like V7 once you figure it out. Highball relatively easy finish seals the deal. Four stars all the way. Footage at 3:47 youtube.com/watch?v=cuMVEjw… Jan 16, 2016
Lanky
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Lanky   Tired
 
It is indeed a great problem, but it's nowhere in your video. Wrong clip maybe? Jan 19, 2016
Jake Perry
Concord, NH
Jake Perry   Concord, NH
idk, it shows up in the video for me... Jan 20, 2016
Graham O.  
 
Awesome climb! The bump to the triangle is one of the best single moves in the park. By far the best v8 in Boulder Natural in my opinion. Jul 8, 2016

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