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Alpine Feel V0 4
Amphitheater, The V3 6A
Barnacles V1 5
Break, The V2 5+
Bushmen V4+ 6B+
Crimps, The V5- 6C
Crimpsqueak V8 7B
Dish, The V1 5
Dr. Doom V2 5+
Drugstore Cowboy V3 6A
Flake, The V4 6B
Flounder V2 5+
Foot Fumpkin V4 6B
Hanta Man V9 7C
Heir Apparent V0 4
Hole, The V6 7A
Hueco Route, The V1 5
Jib, The V8 7B
Lamb, The V3 6A
Madvillian V2 5+
No Pain No Grain V5 6C
Ockham's Razor V5 6C
Peephole, The V10-11 8A
Pimpsqueak V9 7C
Pocket Rocket V3 6A
Pocket, The V4 6B PG13
Pruning Shears V1 5
Rail, The V3 6A
Rudder, The V1 5 R
Sail, The V9 7C
Scoop, The V2 5+
Shard, The V5 6C
Spongepad Squarepad V3 6A
Squarepusher V3 6A
Superman V10 7C+
Swordfish V4+ 6B+
Tentacles, The V3 6A
Undercling, The V5- 6C
Wooly Mammoth V0 4
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Shared By: ferrells on Nov 14, 2011
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Many consider this the best v3 at Mad Meadows. Start sitting on the arete, with sidepulls, work up to the huge Rail jug, and climb straight up the arete from there.
Feels a little contrived, somehow, to me, but everyone else thinks it's really awesome. So take that for what it is worth.


Look for The Rail as you hike uphill from The Pocket boulder, on the way to The Undercling and The Hole.
It's right on the trail.


A pad.


Yeah, I think it's still "The Rail" even if you use holds to the side. It's never felt like a clear line to me. I have done it a handful of ways, and just think to myself that it's 'probably "The Rail" as long as it feels roughly v3, and I use the big rail hold at some point while I'm climbing'. The finish up the arete is the fun part anyway. Aug 29, 2014
Mike Gilbert
boulder, co
Mike Gilbert   boulder, co
I used some holds out left instead of the arete but that felt like a more natural line to me? Aug 21, 2014
Peter Rakowitz
Portland, OR
Peter Rakowitz   Portland, OR
This is on the rail boulder in mad meadows. Oct 21, 2012
is this on slice of cake? Barneys rubble? or is this another "the rail"??? Jul 14, 2012