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Rug Rat

V5, Boulder, 15 ft,  Avg: 3.6 from 80 votes
FA: unknown
Utah > Joe's Valley > Right Fork > UMWA Boulder


This problem tests power and technique with a dash of highball for flavor. SDS in underclings and make a desperate first move to a jug out right. Work your left hand up the right-trending rail until you are in position to throw to the left trending arete with your right hand. Establish on the arete with your right hand and make a tenuous move to stand-up on the right trending rail you used for your left hand. Continue straight up for the easy but highball top out. Classic!


On the backside of the UMWA boulder in a large scoop left of the tree.


Couple o' pads and some spotters to keep you out of the tree if you pitch.

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Emerson Takahashi
Casper, WY
[Hide Comment] from the jug out right, I was able to get in a knee bar to get my left hand out to the rail.
Love the compression, classic problem! Sep 11, 2012