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Valhalla

V7, Boulder,  Avg: 3.1 from 46 votes
FA: Ted Lanzano, 2008
Colorado > Boulder > Flagstaff > Dark Side > Miscellaneous Problems

Description

Although perhaps a little contrived, this problem is extremely enjoyable and has lots of cool movement. Start down low on two obvious underclings on the left side of the boulder. Using a few good crimps, go up and right to a sharp crimp rail. Then go up to a sloper and make a committing move up and left to the jug. The left arete is off. This is a really fun problem!

Location

This is on the Incuts Overhang, on the same boulder as Deeper Cuts near to The Pillar (V2) and just uphill from Nook's Rock.

Protection

A pad or two. A spotter is nice for the last move to protect against a slam into the rock behind.

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Andrea crimping hard from the start.
[Hide Photo] Andrea crimping hard from the start.
The little flexibility I have.
[Hide Photo] The little flexibility I have.
The foot to get the heel-toe in place.
[Hide Photo] The foot to get the heel-toe in place.
If you are tall and not very flexible, this is for sure the beta that I recommend. Throw your right leg up into this heel toe cam. This takes a ton of weight off and makes the problem a lot easier. To get the heel in feels pretty long, but if you place your left leg over on the right side, you shouldn't have too much of a problem.
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Picture by Logan Melton.
[Hide Photo] If you are tall and not very flexible, this is for sure the beta that I recommend. Throw your right leg up into this heel toe cam. This takes a ton of weight off and makes the problem a lot easier.…
What a great problem. Sharp crimps on a steep face. Super fun.<br>
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[Hide Photo] What a great problem. Sharp crimps on a steep face. Super fun. www.olmecapparel.com. @olmecapparel @cvalencia31
Faith Winter on Valhalla.
[Hide Photo] Faith Winter on Valhalla.

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Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Hard second move without the heel-hook. Fun problem. Apr 27, 2014
Crackson
  V5
[Hide Comment] Easier than most of the V5s on Flag. Oct 24, 2016
[Hide Comment] Awesome boulder. I used a toe hook beta for the second move which was really solid. Definitely a classic problem. Jan 5, 2019
Matth Person
  V7-
[Hide Comment] Heel toe cam beta: youtube.com/watch?v=qvMFr8J… Apr 1, 2019