Type: Boulder
FA: Ian Cotter-Brown
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Shared By: Remo on Apr 28, 2011
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, chris tregge, James Schroeder

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Begin matched on the start hold for Alpine Club. Make a long cross-through move and head left along boulder, top out.


Alpine Club boulder.




Ian's calling this one "Velvet Hammer" it seems. Apr 28, 2011
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Name changed, thanks Steve. Apr 28, 2011
Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
confused... pictures, vid? Apr 28, 2011
sweaty, it starts on the rail with a super high heel and crosses up and left. saw video last night and its actually pretty cool. i'll see if ian will post it. Apr 28, 2011
Broomfield, CO
sweatpants   Broomfield, CO
tell this ian character that we post everything here. even fails so that others can laugh at you or steal your poor beta. He must learn the lessons of the 'Land of Gnar' Apr 28, 2011
Definitely a new problem. Only common hold of the two problems is the start hold. Apr 29, 2011
chris tregge
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
Yeah new problem IMO. Amazing that it can go. That next hold is so far away...

Ian also did a sit start "Velvet Hammer Sit V10". Sit far right side of boulder (see photos) and move into Velvet Hammer. May 1, 2011
That hold looks far standing on the ground, and even further when on the start hold. May 1, 2011
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
Huh? That's not a very good argument. So two problems start on the same starting hold. They go in totally opposite directions using different holds. Once you reach the lip you can traverse inbetween the two different topouts. So they are considered the same problem? Jun 21, 2011
Paul Campbell
Waukesha, WI
Paul Campbell   Waukesha, WI
I guess it could go either way but what Jamie types under The Finish about the difference between "The Centaur" and "Marble Sit" actually supports a separate problem. Jun 21, 2011
Ian CB
Ian CB  
Okay Nic. I have to defend this problem because it is actually really cool. You only used the starting hold. That is it. There are 7 other holds on the problem as well. It is a different line. The cross move is bad ass too! Super fun and much easier for me than Alpine Club. You are correct when saying it is the same boulder, I will give you that much. Jun 23, 2011
Hemberger Hemberger
Madison, Wisconsin
Hemberger Hemberger   Madison, Wisconsin
Yeah, definitely a new and totally different line than AC. Really, really fun movement, too. Sep 11, 2011