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Body Slam V5-6 6C+
Body Slam stand V4 6B
Boomerang V6 7A
Boomerang Arete V3-4 6A+
Growler V7 7A+
Howler V6 7A PG13
Kosher Option, The V8+ 7B+
Pulled Pork V7 7A+
Type: Boulder, Alpine
FA: Mark Troub
Page Views: 1,661 total, 18/month
Shared By: Lanky on Apr 16, 2010
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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Description

Sit start below and to the left of the obvious crimp rail. Move right to an interesting pocket on the arete, then follow the arete to top out. Crimpy, technical, and fun!

Location

On the steep underside of Asteroid Boulder uphill from the Impossible Problem.

Protection

Pad or two and a spotter. The slab behind is slippery, so watch out for that.

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I sent this again yesterday. Didn't notice that it had broken. Fortunately, I think it stays at the same grade and the experience is no different! Jul 30, 2017
eddysamson
  V7+
eddysamson  
  V7+
This broke sometime in the last 2-3 weeks. The wiggly part of the arete jug has broken out. It left behind a much smaller, but still good hold and there is still plenty of room for the hand heel match. Might not affect the grade but I haven't tried it since then. Jul 29, 2017
eddysamson
  V7+
eddysamson  
  V7+
Here's some video of it, first climb in the vid:

youtube.com/watch?v=aRV0r2j… May 16, 2015
Arian
suwanee
  V7
Arian   suwanee
  V7
did it back in 2011, good line then, i would like to retry now that the foot has broke Jan 23, 2015
eddysamson
  V7+
eddysamson  
  V7+
A foot hold broke sometime in 2012 or 2013 at the start of this problem. Now requires a leg cut to switch your feet making the whole route slightly pumpier. I personally didn't find it much harder, but I've heard some of the locals are considering it V8 now. Apr 29, 2014
mattgiossi
warwick ri
mattgiossi   warwick ri
finished it going through the cimps into the lip and finish kosher option anyone know the name of that? ben showed it to us said i think gb did it first not sure really fun though makes that static dyno thing really hard hahaha Jun 28, 2012
guy bon
 
guy bon  
 
i don't know why the impossible problem gets more stars than this...Just as good imo. Definitely worth trying if you're at smuggs. Oct 13, 2011
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
Shares the same start as Boomerang. FA was Mark Troub around 2003 (I believe) Apr 16, 2010