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Big Cheesy V5 6C
Dunkin' Donuts (Direct) V7-8 7B
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Grateful Dead V4 6B
Kane V7 7A+
Kraken, The V4 6B R
Nonfat Milk V7- 7A+
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Reduced Fat Milk V7 7A+
Taking the Stairs V9- 7C
Type: Boulder, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: BJB on Jun 1, 2013
Admins: Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

One of the classic highballs of Joe's.
The climb is two distinct sections. With a substantial rest in between. Stand start on crimps.
The first 15ft is the technical crux with a V4 move to get into a pocket. After this, you get a great handholds of the rest where you can shake out and eye the holds to the top.
The second 15ft is probably in the V2-V3 range, but feels a lot hard because you are so far off the ground. Two less than ideal pockets will get you up to a good rail and pocket from which you can feel for the top out holds.
You can downclimb off the back left end.

Location

Hike a ways up the trail head. Follow the cairns until you get to the large prominent face that is split by a large shelf. The bottom half will be brown, the top half will be black. This is the Kraken.

Protection

You are probably going to want all the pads you can get your hands on for this one. It doesn't get much taller than this without bolts.

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ferrells  
 
Highballs like this one as well as the Wind Below and Nerve Damage are what Joe's does best. Apr 2, 2016
Michael Schmenk
Sandy, UT
  V4 R
Michael Schmenk   Sandy, UT
  V4 R
Wish there were more highballs like this in Joe's. Love this boulder! Aug 10, 2013