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Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BDalhaus on May 4, 2011
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

A beautiful, striking arete that is both deceptive and frustrating. It's about as much of a V3 as the dyno method on it's neighbor, the Crimp Problem, which is to say they're both probably sandbagged or skewed in favor of the taller climber. If you're up to it, have a seat at the base of the arete with a right hand crimp and your left hand pulling on the arete. Bump up the arete a few times, grab a terrible crimp with your right hand and decide if you want to keep bumping up the arete or dyno to the juggy lip. I'll leave it to you to figure out the footwork.

Location

Atop the hill and between Jelly Rock/Try Again and the Hemlock Boulder/Big & Tall, this boulder forms the narrow corridor with Gadgetry, Maxim, etc. This climbs the sharp arete left of the Crimp Problem.

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Eli
Lives in a truck
Eli   Lives in a truck
Staying right of the arete feels very hard for v4, but is more fun than I remember it being a long time ago. Sep 25, 2017
Graham O.  
 
Very dynamic and actually quite fun, despite how sharp and height-dependent it is. Reminded me of Poseidon at the Swamp Boulders. Nov 13, 2016
Alec Woolley
Nottingham, NH
 
Alec Woolley   Nottingham, NH
 
Looks like a fun variation! Probably more fun than the original, which stays on the right side of the arete, next to the crimp problem. Aug 11, 2016
Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
 
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
 
I had never tried or even heard of this climb before, so we weren't sure quite how to do it, but this is what we came up with. Pretty cool this way! youtube.com/watch?v=ZMANL5m… Aug 11, 2016
Lanky
Tired
  V4
Lanky   Tired
  V4
Feels solid V4 to me. Similar difficulty to Hobbit Direct, though completely different in style. May 4, 2011