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Aftershock V6 7A
Athos V2-3 5+
Athos Arete V5 6C
Athos RIght V5 6C
Blue Jet V2 5+
Cronus V6 7A
Flying Spaghetti Monster V7- 7A+
Freedom Fries V10 7C+
Frites & Cassoulet V8 7B
Fulgora V8 7B
Fulgora (Stand) V4 6B
Fulgora Extension V9 7C
Hades V8 7B
Hyper Monster V11 8A
Hyperion V10 7C+
Hyperion Crack V4 6B
Loose Canon V12-13 8B
Paganish V3 6A
Pastafarian V9 7C
Russel's Teapot V3 6A
SHAZAM V6-7 7A+
Static Cling V6 7A
Static Crack V2- 5+
Titan Traverse V6 7A
Zeus (Stand) V3-4 6A+
Type: Boulder, 24 ft
FA: Aaron James Parlier
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Aug 23, 2012
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones

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Description

The most obvious start on the Olympus boulder:
-Hype would get 4 stars if the right hand crimps weren’t so damn small and aggressive.

Find the massive scoop out of the roof (below Hyperion Crack, to the right of Aethos Arête) and sit start here on the low jug (low right corner of the scoop below the overhead crack). Work up through compression moves using the slopey corner and the wicked fingertip crimps out right. Climb into the crack overhead.

Once at the jug at the top of the crack (at the little Rhododendron tree) head right into the high crimps of "FSM", make the big move to the jug/s overhead, and top the boulder out.

-NOTE: This line was NOT climbed with a knee pad... I don’t know if it would actually help but it may(?) take several grades off?? I have no clue. By all means use one, but this is grade is applied to this line without one (I never felt the need to ever use my knee or that it wouldve helped).

Also: please don’t climb up direct above the Rhodo. This will hurt the nice tree and the blocks above look sketch. Make the hard right moves into FSM and embrace the difficulty.

Location

Olympus

Protection

lots of pads and spotters

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Aaron Parlier
Boone, NC
 
Aaron Parlier   Boone, NC  
 
Michael,
I'm still waiting for a good consensus from 5 or 6 others on this one. I know several folks who have worked on it and its somewhere in the v9/10 grade range. I feel like it is harder than several area v9s (sigourny weaver/frites/lifestyles)and plenty of Boone area lines of the grade, but I also didnt try it with a mono... which sounds pretty hard haha! Let me know what you think. As of guidebook time no one had repeted it so I went with v9 as a safe sandbag. Nice work! Jul 28, 2014
Psyched on this thing. Gave it about four go's and got fairly close with mono beta(!) Just curious, saw this got v9 in the guidebook, is that the general consensus now? Just wondering. Feels like 3 stars to me! Jul 27, 2014