Type: Boulder, 30 ft
FA: John Sherman, late 80's
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Shared By: Tavis Ricksecker on Feb 3, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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An amazing line that requires careful technique from start to finish. Climb up the 20+' tall slab on small edges. The beginning is cruxy, then you get a reprieve on some bigger edges before committing to the topout.

The first commercial crashpad, the Kinnaloa Sketchpad, was developed for this problem.


From the parking, contour around the hill to the north to the giant bloc. This problem is on the north face.


Several pads, spotter recommended


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AWinters   NH  
  V1 R
In my opinion the best easy HIGHball of its style in the 'milks, it's pushing 30 feet for sure. Feb 15, 2012
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Thanks for the history Tavis. Apr 3, 2014
Mike Brady
Van Diesel, OR
Mike Brady   Van Diesel, OR
Fantastic problem! I enjoyed every move and wanted it to just keep going. I agree with Adam, I feel that it is one of the best problems of its grade around. If you like this problem check out the John Bachar Memorial Problem in the Pollen Grains. Jul 14, 2014
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
  V1 R
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
  V1 R
This problem is without a doubt R-rated, even compared to other Buttermilks problems. A fall from the upper crux could easily break a leg or worse. Just take your time, be confident, and stay in control. The wall steepens a bit at the top and the finishing holds are not incut but it's all there. Oct 9, 2014
Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
Just to clear things up, John Sherman debunked the story about the pad being developed for the problem. Urban myth... Mar 23, 2016