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Type: Boulder, Alpine
FA: Bill Patton
Page Views: 1,590 total · 17/month
Shared By: Colin R on Apr 16, 2010
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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On the steep underside of Asteroid Boulder uphill from the Impossible Problem. Grab an upside-down layback hold, smear your feet and gun for a sloping crimp just shy of the lip. Some tricky footwork is needed to grab the lip, then mantle. Shares the same start at Pulled Pork


Located on the Asteroid Boulder uphill from the Impossible Problem




Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
The way the guy in the photo is doing it is the way I first did it and I am pretty sure Bill did it that way too. One big left hand move (I kind of swing to it) to a flat crimp, then heel or toe hook and hit the lip with the right followed by a mantle... Apr 5, 2013
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
You can do it a couple different ways. All are pretty much the same grade, and less a 'variation' and more of a style preference. Oct 16, 2012
Keyan P
Brooklyn, NY
Keyan P   Brooklyn, NY
I was under the impression that this problem started with a large sideways dyno to the left followed by a heel hook. The climber in the photo is definitely doing something else. Is the way I am thinking a variation? Oct 15, 2012
Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
Got the second ascent back in 2001. I thought it was an FA at the time but unknowingly, Bill Patton had done it the day before. He let me name it none the less. Props to the General.... Apr 17, 2010

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