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French Maid

V7, Boulder, 12 ft (4 m),  Avg: 3.8 from 30 votes
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Description

"Considered by some to be the best problem at rumbling bald" or so says Dorrity's guidebook. It's a classic for sure.

Start low in the sloping dish with a heel alongside your hands. work up through sloping rail and underside flakes to gain the front side of the arete. Reach over into upper dish and maintain friction as you work to the top out

Location

opposite side of the large top-rope boulder from the classic overhang. Near the Bart-Simpson boulder. Look for large overhanging arete feature

Protection

2-3 pads. Spotter

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Myles Kish busting moves on French Maid (V7).
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Jeremy Jurgevich making the hard gaston move on French Maid (V7).
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[Hide Photo] Jeremy Jurgevich making the hard gaston move on French Maid (V7). Climber: @grtfldeadhd22 Photo: @dirtysouthclimber
Sticking the left hand gaston move.
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Evan Curry on the rad opening moves of French Maid (V7).
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[Hide Photo] Evan Curry on the rad opening moves of French Maid (V7). Climber: @evanbcurry Photo: @dirtysouthclimber
The spicy finish
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TooHungforHorst
Fayetteville WV
 
[Hide Comment] Sea of pads on a typical weekend. Did it in like 20 seconds. Jul 18, 2016