Type: Boulder, Alpine, 20 ft
FA: Dave Graham
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Shared By: tcamillieri on Jun 30, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Perfect slopers on a gently overhanging face. An absolute classic, perhaps the best 9 in the Park! Start on the UNDERCLINGS! Confirmed with DG.

Beta. Start on the underclings. Negotiate a match on the square cut sloper and reach up to a suprisingly good (but small) crimp. Left foot up on a small point, toe hook underneath the roof and hit the first sloper left-handed. Reset the toe hook higher and bump to a better sloper. Match. Release Toe hook, right foot on square sloper and go up to another sloper. Left foot on the large sloper feature out left. Reach up to a decent gaston. Match feet on the square cut sloper. Right foot on a loose block (yes in wobbles) either bicycle with your left underneath (or use the higher block if you don't like the loose block) and reach up to a decent crimp/pinch. Left drop knee hard on the second sloper and reach a slopey gaston above the roof almost parallel to the your left hand. Bump to good holds. Move left to a good hemhock. You can get a knee bar here and shake. Pull up to the second lip and traverse the boulder to the left. Pumpy.

Four stars for perfect landing, great movement, good holds, and aesthetics of the line itself.


Head "up canyon" (but moderately downhill) from Tommy's Arete hopping talus for about 100 yards.


2-3 pads, spotter(s).


Boulder, CO
MauryB   Boulder, CO
Anyone know what the prow to the left of Puddle is? Jun 20, 2010
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Don't remember what its called, but it goes at V5 and it's super fun. Jul 2, 2010
Boulder, CO
MauryB   Boulder, CO
I second the "super fun" conclusion, although going from the sit-start felt harder than V5 to me. Perhaps I was just burned at the end of the day, but I would have thought more like V6 or V7. Jul 5, 2010
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
"Move left to a good hemhock" ??? Maybe you mean right?

Re: the arete, I have heard 6 as well. Looks excellent! Aug 10, 2010
tcamillieri   Denver
The V6 is called Chad's Bulge. Gross. Sep 14, 2010
Stephen Nance
Boulder, CO
Stephen Nance   Boulder, CO
Heard that a large foot hold pulled on this thing.... It was the loose foot block (but large) that most people used up in the roof area on the right side.... Makes DPD harder??? Jun 15, 2011
tcamillieri   Denver
The beta that I suggested includes a left hemhock on the nose of the top sloper to allow your right hand to come up and match. I did not mean right. I have, however, since repeated the problem and think the beta I gave above is not the best. Aug 23, 2011
I went to try Deep Puddle Dynamics today, after a year, to find that the flat right hand crimp was completely broken. The climb still goes but feels a lot harder.... Very unfortunate! I loved that rock climb! Jul 2, 2016