Type: Boulder, Alpine
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Pat McGinn on Sep 29, 2009
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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A classic arete problem. Sit start on good holds on the prominent arete. Make a few moves up to a large hold and swing your heel over and topout. Variations continue up the arete and finish on crimps.


Walk past the parking lot and up towards a large boulder overlooking the road on your right. Continue up the trail until you see a long thin boulder to your right. Walk around to the backside and climb the arete.




Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
Chris Duca   Downingtown, PA
FA: Mark Troub, late '90s. Sep 30, 2009
TheBirdman Friedman
Eldorado Springs, Colorado
TheBirdman Friedman   Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Just curious, the description here seems to indicate that traversing the arete to the good "dish" hold and then topping out is the problem. When I did it, there was an obvious continuation from the arete onto the face through a series of crimps and edges, some being fairly large, others being pretty small and sharp, the whole time having really poor feet. I'm wondering if the V3 rating reflects topping out early off the dish hold and if so, how much do you think the continued line through the face bumps the grade? Oct 24, 2010
rogerk klinger  
The description here is not the way Mark did or most locals do it. Go to the crimps, then up the face. It was originally called V4, but it is probably the easy side of V4, because I did it.. Nov 6, 2010
I'd call the high topout through the face V3-. Jul 7, 2011
i walked over to Troob just after he had sent it for the first time - surrounded by a posse from St Mikes. They used to come up in a van packed with crash pads and kids psyched to climb. Marc was totally pumped and was even more so after I give it a try and told him I thought it was one of the best probs in the notch. Can't believe I walked past it so many times without giving it a second thought... Aug 13, 2012
Just went there. I think a boulder rolled down the hill onto this lovely line. Jun 5, 2014
rogerk klinger  
The fallen boulder took out Forest Thump. Primate goes up the face before you get to the fallen boulder. Jun 6, 2014
Graham O.
Graham O.  
Worth doing once, but I don't think it's a "classic". Oct 10, 2016
Brett Lojko
New Hampshire
Brett Lojko   New Hampshire
Great arete climb, one of my first problems in Smugs Aug 21, 2018