Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 865 total · 12/month
Shared By: matthewWallace on Nov 17, 2012
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

You & This Route

38 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


This is the sit start to the popular Crimp Problem. Start sitting with left hand on a positive crimp and right on an under-cling. Get you body position right and pull up to the small smile shaped crimp that marks the start of The Crimp Problem (V3). Then finish up that problem.


Just Left of Maxim in the Jelly Rock Area. Start sitting directly below The Crimp Problem on a crimp and under-cling.


PAd and spotter.


- No Photos -
B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
Just another example of Pway grades being all over the place. I don't see this single move adding two grades of difficulty to the original problem once you suss out the feet. Didn't even feel significantly harder at all, though it is a major improvement over the stand start. Aug 7, 2013
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
Adjusted the grade... Now it's in line with reality. Aug 27, 2013
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I don't mean to be argumentative, and although I do agree this route never comes to the v6 range. The consensus seems to be it is in the v5 range from the grades suggested by people of this site. Maybe we should make the listing grade more in line with the consensus of the masses?

Since I'm the original poster, I am going to change my suggested grade to v5-, because thats what I feel it is. I originally put v5-6 as the grade because that is what it has been listed as in other places. Aug 27, 2013
Brendan Blanchard
Boulder, CO
Brendan Blanchard   Boulder, CO
Footage starts at 1:12.

vimeo.com/80654740 Dec 10, 2013
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
Food for thought: Maybe the Kemple guide had different starting handholds than the current problem, the right hand undercling thingy used now looks like it may have broken and creaks quite a bit. Maybe someone else can chime in because if the move to the stand start were nontrivial I could see it getting the guidebook grade. Either way this face is a weird one for the grade discussion. Apr 22, 2014
Brendan Blanchard
Boulder, CO
Brendan Blanchard   Boulder, CO
I think the starting move of the sit is around V5, but it's much MUCH more repeatable than the dyno. It's a hard pull off the ground, but it feels a lot more like a sure-thing than the dyno/stab to the gaston or lip.

When I could finally do V5's with some consistency all I had to do was play with the feet and the start came easily. Then it was just a matter of sticking the dyno after the sit. All in all, I can probably do the sit moves 4 out of 5 times, and the dyno/gaston about 1 in 10... Apr 30, 2014