Type: Boulder
FA: No idea. The first guy I ever saw do it was Mitch Underhill, a climber from Tahoe.
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Okay, so this problem was always a mystery amongst Westmont climbers. Do you throw for the pocket? Mantle out right? I always believed the problem went for the pocket.

Which is rather hard, as in harder than V5.

In my opinion, throwing out left to the pocket, letting go of the sloping crimp with your right hand, catching the swing, then topping out the boulder amounts to a stellar V7 or V8. Things also feel reach-dependent, which might affect my perspective. Whatever grade you give it, I posted V5 since that's what Ocean's Eleven and the old Edwards bouldering guide says.


To the right of the big oak tree, on the side of the boulder facing the road. Start right hand on sloping crimp, and left hand on a low left hand crimp. Left foot just off the ground, right foot pasted on a little nubbin-edge.