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Jedi Mind Tricks

V4 PG13, Boulder, 25 ft,  Avg: 3.9 from 121 votes
FA: unknown
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Pollen Grains /… > Jedi Boulder

Description

Must do for anyone in the Pollen Grains. The crux is right off the ground with very poor feet. Once you are high enough to use the flake with your feet it is smooth sailing to the very last move, which is the mental crux. A creaky flake (it is solid, trust it) for your left and a grainy side-pull for your right set you up for the grab for the lip. Just amazing!

Protection

Spotters and as many pads as you can muster. The fall is straight down but it would smart to come down from the top.

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adam rahim on jedi mind tricks, january 2015
[Hide Photo] adam rahim on jedi mind tricks, january 2015
Sweet problem.  Photo by Kevin Daniels.
[Hide Photo] Sweet problem. Photo by Kevin Daniels.
Katie Lawler on Jedi Mind Tricks
[Hide Photo] Katie Lawler on Jedi Mind Tricks
my buddy scouting out some crimpers. killer boulder problem.
[Hide Photo] my buddy scouting out some crimpers. killer boulder problem.
Jedi Mind Tricks
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Pulling through the final moves on a snowy thanksgiving Photo: Alex Barney
[Hide Photo] Pulling through the final moves on a snowy thanksgiving Photo: Alex Barney
Topping out. Thanks for the spot fellas!
[Hide Photo] Topping out. Thanks for the spot fellas!
Reaching for the sidepull
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In there!!! 4/2000
[Hide Photo] In there!!! 4/2000
Max Buschini using his powers for good
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Midway up a classic highball.
[Hide Photo] Midway up a classic highball.
winter day in the pollen grains
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Eric Schnepel
Portland
 
[Hide Comment] The reach to the jug up top is so satisfying. . . Mar 19, 2011
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
[Hide Comment] Great line! I thought the middle (incut sidepull) was harder than the the bottom. Wonderful experience topping it out. Not PG13.

"This thing looks a lot better than it climbs" - Daniel Woods Jan 22, 2015
Alan Zhan
Seattle, WA
 
[Hide Comment] Great introduction to bishop highballing! Crux for me was definitely in the middle, gaining the last right facing side pull before the jug. A fall from there could be ugly. Dec 22, 2016
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
[Hide Comment] I originally climbed this in '96 with bouldering legend Steve Jenevein. At the time, the base was strewn with a few rather large stones making the ascent a bit more of a head game. Not sure if this was the FA, but the overall condition at the time seemed to indicate as much. Finest line of it's grade that I can remember. Mar 26, 2019