The Karman Line
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Boulder, 15 ft|
|Page Views:||633 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||MorganMcNeill on Dec 30, 2010|
Extremely delicate access, you HAVE to have us with you to climb here or you will be towed! Details
The owners had an issue with someone venturing onto their land without permission and causing a huge ruckus, and have informed us that any vehicle found parked there without us will be towed, and anyone found in the boulders without us will be prosecuted for trespassing. Until things get better, please feel free to ask for a tour. We will gladly take you!
Access is always an issue here. Details
Please do not litter and observe all regulations. We had to fight to regain access at one time, and we don't want to lose the privilege again. Local ethics and refuge regulations are that no bolting is permitted unless expressly authorized by the park. Leave the hammer and nails at home, no fixed gear please. Everything will go clean.
DescriptionThe Karman Line is the hardest line to date at the Labyrinth. It took me well over 100 tries to complete, only because I constantly fell off the first move over and over, but also because there is an upper crux that had me baffled for a long time.
It is one of the few stand start problems out there, though there is a sit start that would bump the grade up a bit. Start off the obvious crimp, pull into a shoulder intensive gaston, and crank past it. Then follow the insecure crack to the second crux, and topout on a great finishing hold.