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Black Dahlia, The V10 7C+
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Obelisk, The V9 7C PG13
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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: tcamillieri on Apr 15, 2010
Admins: Aeon Aki, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Andrew Gram

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Description [Edit]

The crux is getting the right hand pinch on the arete and moving to the lip. A slightly overhanging crimp and compression problem that is sure to become a classic. PG-13 rating because while it is not super tall I did think I was going to die when I did it. And yes... that divot taken out of the right hand crimp at the lip is from my foot crumpling as I did the committing mantle.

Location [Edit]

The route is up and left from the intersection mentioned in the intro to this area. The Obelisk is mainly visible from the road and begins on a jug and moves rightward on a series of crimps to an arete (but not around the arete) and stays true to the face until the "lip encounter."

Protection [Edit]

Many pads and a good spotter. The top section is to be reckoned with for sure and will clean up well after a few more ascents, but still has some loose sand up there.


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Peter Franzen
Phoenix, AZ
Peter Franzen   Phoenix, AZ  
This would be an all-out classic were it not for the annoying boulder just to the right that's just asking for a dab. May 2, 2010
tcamillieri   Denver
Or a death. I was really scared of it doing this problem. Like bounce and roll. May 8, 2010

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