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Routes in The Potato Chip Boulder

Middle Warm up V1 5
Potato Chip V7- 7A+
Potato Chip Layback V3 6A
Potato Chip Pinch V4 6B
Potato Chip Sit Start V8 7B PG13
Type: Boulder, Alpine, 15 ft
FA: Tommy Caldwell
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Shared By: tcamillieri on Jul 23, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This climb begins on a decent left hand crimp and a good right hand sidepull. Cross left hand, bad right hand, bump to the "potato chip" hold. Shuffle feet, left hand up to a bad intermediate pinch and bump to a nice incut jug/crimp. Match. Left hand up to a decent sidepulling crimp right foot up. Toss to a decent sidepull--the top of it is a jug. Stay cool on the topout or move slightly left on jugs.

Crux is moving to the nice incut jug/crimp.

Two stars for good holds and nice movement. Loses stars for the back-dab-slab landing and the potential chasm you could fall into near the top of the climb.

There is a V8/9 that traverses in from the left about four holds. 1.5 stars for this version.


On the far right side of the "Potato Chip Boulder". There is a lower start that traverses into the start of Potato Chip and gets 8 points.


2-3 pads. 2 spotters.