All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Buttermilks Main > Saigon Boulder
Avg: 3.4 from 9 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 25 ft|
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|Shared By:||Drewsky on Jan 6, 2013|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Though not quite as classic as Saigon, this worthy line avoids the punchy Saigon crux via a direct line of holds to the left that lead to a traverse back right into the Saigon finish. In some way it seems easier than Saigon but maybe it's because I'm short. In any case, start as for Saigon. Instead of getting the left hand pinch/sidepull and heading right, move straight up from here via a couple of possible sequences to a high pinch/edge. This is where you start to feel the air beneath you a bit. Move right from this hold with difficulty and rejoin Saigon for the finish.
Start as for Saigon and move right from the high pinch hold. The Superdirect (harder, scarier and even more proud) goes straight up from the pinch to slopers at the very top of the prow! I think the easiest downclimb option is to your right and down the slab from where you top out. Downclimbing the V0 patina face with care is also an option.