Type: Boulder, 25 ft (8 m)
FA: Scott Cosgrove
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Shared By: Will S on Jan 30, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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This problem is a super classic, and perhaps the best problem of its grade in Joshua Tree. Essentially Caveman's big, secluded brother. Climb the sustained roof on jams, edges and heel hooks with a dynamic finish on sloper slapping. Some trickery allows you to completely recover before launching into the final sequence. The plastic-trained climber who loves gymnastic moves on relatively large holds will adore this one.


At the far right side of Alister's Cave is a chalked jug and overhead handjam slot. Sit start and work through the roof ending at obvious jugs in a break just above the dismal finishing slopers.


A single pad will suffice, but have a spotter who can drag it as you climb. If you're solo and at your limit two pads would be nice.