Type: Boulder, 18 ft
FA: John Bachar
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Shared By: Jon McCartie on Mar 12, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start low with two opposing sidepulls. Good footwork on slippery feet will lead you to a right high step and a long reach to a vertical slot. Continue straight up and finish in a jug.

Location

Located just right of 'Green Wall Essential' on the northwest face of the Green Wall Boulder.

Protection

pad

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Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
OK, that clip is heelarious Adam.... I have kids so I know... Jan 13, 2013
Derek Bredl
  V6+
Derek Bredl  
  V6+
Cool climb ... but where to start ... :) ... many, many discussions and variations ... all about hard V6. Nov 29, 2017
Payton Hansen
Stilwell, KS
  V5
Payton Hansen   Stilwell, KS
  V5
Start on high side pulls if you want to do the route. Start on low side pulls if you like bad feet Jan 14, 2018
Karl Walters
Oakland, CA
 
Karl Walters   Oakland, CA
 
This starts at the lower sidepulls. Every guidebook ever has said this. Just because people want to skip hard moves and start higher, claim the grade, and youtube it doesn't mean it starts there....

You don't rap into a sport route and start the second bolt so why is this debated? If you start higher on the sidepulls you miss at least 2 strenuous foot sequences and it is a lot easier. Dec 6, 2018
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V6
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V6
I agree, Payton - you can't down rate the problem to V5 after skipping the moves at the start. Dec 7, 2018
caesar.salad
earth
caesar.salad   earth
To the last three commenters, the ground used to be about 18 inches higher, the high side pull and the edge (you start crossed, need to stand on a pad or two to reach depending on your height) are the original start. It is v6 from there. There are a lot of side pulls so it gets confusing, but the starting holds are at about 7 feet. Watch Andy Liu's video. The problem is not a sit or crouch start. Dec 12, 2018
Alan Zhan
Seattle, WA
Alan Zhan   Seattle, WA
nobody's stopping you from adding a sit start though

could be sick Dec 13, 2018
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
  V6
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
  V6
In the video Andy's hands are not on the lower side pulls, and this isn't the true start. You can climb it whatever way you like, it makes no odds to me, my point was the V6 grade is for the start with hands on the lower side pulls and poor feet, it is also how it was done originally, and I was simply pointing that out. Dec 14, 2018