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Shiver Me Timbers V6 7A R
Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Andy Liu on Jan 30, 2010
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start on high jugs. Climb left to the arĂȘte and then up. Highball and scary. Don't fall after the jug.


Lots of pads and spotters.


Russ Walling
  V4- R
Russ Walling
  V4- R
I'm all about accuracy, ergo:
The Reid bouldering book came out in 1999 and rated SMT V5 standard. Now in 2017 grade creep has eclipsed even that report of it being the V5 standard and it is being reported on MP as V6 (or more!) Even a moderate bad math timemachine rollback would put the rating at 5.11 in the early/mid 80's, fake 5.12 in the 90's, and 5.12 (or V5) in the early 2000's and now V6 in 2017. I bet it will be V7 by 2020.

The thing is just not that hard. Apr 27, 2017
Robert Shortt
San Francisco, California
Robert Shortt   San Francisco, California
Russ, if you're going to be a sandbagger and cite the old days, at least be accurate about it. This is a page taken from Reid's "Yosemite Bouldering" guide from the 80s/90s? that shows the climb for them is a V5, which at the time was equivalent in their minds to a 5.12.
Apr 27, 2017
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
While Russ has a point in general about this generation's propensity towards grade-inflation, I think 5.11 is a bit sandbagged. V6? V4? You decide. I will say that when it's 97 degrees in the valley, it feels pretty friggin hard. Careful on the top. Aug 8, 2012
Russ Walling
  V4- R
Russ Walling
  V4- R
V6? C'mon. It is probably more like 5.11, and that was in the early 80's with bad shoes and a mossy top out. Jan 29, 2011
Nice job! Most people back off before the slab. Jan 29, 2011
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra