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Guns of Navarone V6 7A PG13
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Type: Boulder, 18 ft
FA: Trevor Turmelle
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Description

This savage crimp line would be four stars if only the holds weren't quite so sharp!

Begin sitting on your choice of two of three heavily chalked crimps. Make a hard move, possibly the crux, up to better holds. From here work your way left through several holds and eventually a long reach. Top out on good but potentially very chossy holds. Beware the huge flake on the right of the topout as it is very hollow sounding.

Location

See above area description. The obvious line of crimps on the steep arete. The problem itself faces SE so you can't see it until you are on the uphill side.

To descend a fun V0 can be downclimbed on the left side of Guns of Navarone.

Protection

Lots of pads and an attentive spotter. A fall from up high would be scary with the steep slab behind.

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Willie Wilson
America
Willie Wilson   America
Awesome problem. Not really pg13, a large pad on the slab and a pad on the ground protects it well, you just have to run down the pad on the slab. I fell from pretty high twice and was fine. Apr 24, 2012
I'd give it the PG13 rating. Though I did take a fall while going for the last ticked good crimp. It was Ok with a great spotter. What a sweet line! Definitely heady... and if you are a shortie, get that left foot high to hit the last chalked up crimp! Mar 28, 2016
Ryan Salazar
  V6-7 PG13
Ryan Salazar  
  V6-7 PG13
This is a proud crimp line with really nice movement. If you can pull the start move the you should be strong enough but your head needs be in it to win it. The crux is right in the middle with a hard pull and mental crux with the slab at your back. The feet are really nice so toughen up and send this classic North mtn line. Nice holds up high but be careful of the large flake, it's probably not too strong on the far right side. This problem took me many sessions to figure out beta that works for me at the crux and had tougher pulls and mental crux than See Spot Run. May 24, 2018

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