Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Ron Kauk
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Shared By: Will S on Oct 24, 2011
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

A perfectly cleaved smooth friction face with visible starting feet and then a few bare hints of something you might call edges or holds. It is significantly harder than Blue or Red Suede shoes. Extremely temp dependent, with paper thin edges in a couple of spots. If you can send this one, you'll likely do well on Kumba - the other notable hard slab on the Camp 4 Circuit.

Location

This is basically right next to Ament Arete. If you're walking down the old paved trail through the circuit coming from the Wine Boulder area, it's facing you, right next to the trail, a smooth tan colored face. Just to the right is a split in the boulder that provides a low angle 8' handcrack.

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pad, spotter

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johannsolo
So Cal, now in Sandy, UT
  V6
johannsolo   So Cal, now in Sandy, UT
  V6
I've seen this as rated V8. Felt closer to V6 to me. Oct 24, 2011
Will S
Joshua Tree
  V7-8
Will S   Joshua Tree
  V7-8
There is video floating around somewhere of Kauk just walking this thing. Might have been in that one with all the bad music and 75% scenery shots and 25% climbing (edit: Ascending Rhythm?) Oct 27, 2011
Will S
Joshua Tree
  V7-8
Will S   Joshua Tree
  V7-8
Beth Rodden sending:

vimeo.com/32117058 Nov 23, 2011
johannsolo
So Cal, now in Sandy, UT
  V6
johannsolo   So Cal, now in Sandy, UT
  V6
Kumba is much harder, probably V8 like Dean originally rated it. Sep 15, 2014