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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
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Shared By: misha zavalov on Dec 21, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This amazing line starts down low in a pit type area, with a bit of a slanted landing. It's a slightly overhanging crimpface on super solid rock. Start with two small crimps close together with a left heelhook and a right toehook. Bust up to a left sidepull crimp, move feet and then a lengthy move into a terribly small righthand crimp. From there, you've got some more moves on small holds and into a decent edge, and to the lip. Should turn out to be a very proud and sick line.


As you hike up the trail and reach the end of the bouldering area, there's a tall boulder with a maroon and green lichen face to your right. The project line is 20-25 feet to its right in the pit area.


Two to three pads.


misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
This thing has me Psyched! It's pretty damn cold up there right now so not much progress lately. As soon as some sunny days roll around, I'm hittin' it up. Jan 3, 2010
Nice to know who's responsible for all the ugly tick marks and ridiculous amounts of chalk marring this beautiful area. Jan 23, 2010
Wow. That's kinda rude, Clack. Jan 23, 2010
Tyson H
Idaho Falls, ID
Tyson H   Idaho Falls, ID
Clack, I've been climbing with Misha for years, and if you're suggesting that he is marring an area, you are mistaken. Maybe you need to get your facts right before you accuse someone, or not do it at all. Jan 28, 2010
Yeah...Clack is a super douche! He needs a good marring if you ask me. Jan 28, 2010
I say go with the mob anyways. Feb 16, 2010
Any updates on the problem? Has anyone gotten the FA? Mar 3, 2010
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
mA77y, there's too much snow up there right now. The Third Flatiron blocks out all the sunlight up there until early summer. The route is climbable up to the lip. From there, it's all snow on the topout slab. Maybe a broom and some warm days, and the proj. will go.... The weather forecast looks great for the upcoming week, maybe some snow will melt. Mar 4, 2010
So where exactly is this thing? I can't seem to find it. Mar 9, 2010
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
Kinda unpsyched.... This line is raging, god damn hard. Apr 16, 2010
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
Keep marching up there, Misha, and get that thing done. Apr 17, 2010
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
I wish I could, Darth.... Just got back from camping/bouldering in the Poudre Canyon and my fingers are raging destroyed right now. Maybe next time, brother. Let me know though how it goes for you up there today. Apr 27, 2010
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
Very nice, Darth. Good work, man. We should meet up one of these days and hike up there. I'd like to see some other beta besides my own. Apr 27, 2010
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
For sure! Apr 28, 2010
Boulder, CO
JDro   Boulder, CO
Any ascents yet?! Mar 21, 2011
I climbed this thing earlier today. There was a lot of chalk on it and since it's been on this site for more than a year it seems unlikely I was the first. Great problem regardless. Apr 9, 2011
misha zavalov
Boulder, Co.
misha zavalov   Boulder, Co.
Very cool, Greenspan! What do you think as far as the grade? Apr 26, 2011
I just did this boulder yesterday. It's surprisingly good despite being small and a little on the sharp side. While working on it, I broke a crucial thumb catch (leaving another) and cleaned and used an intermediate that was previously untouched. Now I understand the fragile nature of Flatirons stone, and I know that different people will climb the same boulder in different ways, but this boulder has all the earmarks of a climb that was tried but maybe not done. If Greenspan would care to share his or her sequence as well as thoughts on how hard they thought this line to be, maybe I would be less skeptical regarding their ascent. Mar 20, 2012

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