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Craterface V6 7A
Dry Spell V9-10 7C+
Gerbil in a Chute V3-4 6A+
Mole Monkey Work V6- 7A
Pleasure By Ambush V6 7A
Punani V7 7A+
Troll V6 7A
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Type: Boulder, 8 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: j.jaeger on Jan 17, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start right of Gerbil in a Chute, under the small, chossy roof, with hands on two crimpy edges shoulder width apart and each about 3 feet off the dirt. If you are tall, you can sit. Otherwise, it's a crouching start.

Pull on and either huck to an obvious jug diagonally up and right, or use a sloping crimp to shorten the desperate stab.

This is really a one-move wonder that can feel hard for 7 on some days and way easy for 6 on others.

Using generous holds, top out the backside slab of the Punani Block, being mindful of loose and fragile rock. A broken hold from here would spit you onto the rocky slab behind the problem.

Note: I gave this problem a name simply for the sake of future identification/discussion. This line has been climbed many times over the years at different stages of its erosion. The edges have seemed to round-off enough now that it may finally be stable.


A couple of pads or one big pad would be helpful, since spotting on dynamic lowballs never works well.


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Castle Rock, CO
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
This problem can be extended by sit start deeper under the overhang, with your left hand on a crimpy undercling and your right hand on a sloper. Move your left hand to the better of the two edges and your right hand to the good sidepull (the start mentioned by Jack Sparrow), then toss for the jug. Dec 29, 2017
Jack Sparrow
denver, co
Jack Sparrow   denver, co
This problem is very contrived if you start left hand on the better of the two edges then right hand on crimpy undercling 6 inches right of left hand crimp and then pull on, this problem feels much easier than V6 and is more enjoyable this way. Jan 20, 2013
Keith H. North
Englewood, CO
Keith H. North   Englewood, CO
This problem is fun. There is alternate beta, I started with my hands crossed and a foot out right then went straight toward my foot to the sidepull. From there, the toss is a little smaller/less icky. Top out seemed good, we pulled one hold off this today, but everything else was solid. May 20, 2011

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