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Electric Avenue V4- 6B PG13
Neon Light V2 5+ PG13
Two Minutes of Hate V3 6A
Type: Boulder, 25 ft
FA: Cal Swoager
Page Views: 1,637 total, 23/month
Shared By: Phil Schuld on Mar 10, 2012
Admins: Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

Classic! A very tall line that follows a beautiful crack up the imposing face of the Electric Avenue boulder. Stand start on some juggy sidepulls in the crack and work your way up until the crack ends. Make a tough transition (crux) into the adjacent crack to the right at about 15' and follow the sweet finger crack to the top...just don't blow it here!

Location

On the obvious, tall main face of the Electric Avenue Boulder.

Protection

This is a pretty tall problem but the landing is flat and with enough pads and spotters it can be made relatively safe.

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John Burkhart
Morgantown, WV
John Burkhart   Morgantown, WV
I would recommend top-roping this boulder to work it out if it's close to your limit. A couple of cams in the 0.5 to 1 range work well and a sling to extend over the lip. Save some wear on your body from falls, get the tricky transition beta smoothed out without worrying about falls, and get it wired before going for it up high. I know of multiple injuries that have occurred on this boulder. I did it once without a toprope, ground-up, and I would have enjoyed it more with toprope practice sessions. Falling off the top section is really not a good idea. Feb 8, 2017
Jacob Sustrich
  V5+ PG13
Jacob Sustrich  
  V5+ PG13
Very fun, beefy climbing through the first crack, but transitioning from the first crack to the second is rough. Couldn't break the beta this trip. Quality problem, felt harder than V4 to me for sure. Nov 20, 2015
bobby lane
Seattle, WA
bobby lane   Seattle, WA
Fell topping out, it was very dirty at the top. Missed the set of 4 pads we had on the ground and broke the tibia in my right leg... Be careful when topping out. PG13 Dec 16, 2012