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Routes in Happy Hunting Grounds

Type: Boulder, 8 ft
FA: Wills Young
Page Views: 1,561 total · 25/month
Shared By: Bob Banks on Aug 4, 2013
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A 3-move Pine Mountain classic, proving that less is often better. Originally done as a "Gill start" (one hand on the rock and jump in), has been done static as well. My vote is that the original jump in way is better.


Left hand in bullet-hole crimp/pocket, one foot on and jump to the sloper up and right.




andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
In this case, less IS better. Perfectly constituted rock. Over the years, I've noticed this problem really favoring certain body-types over others. Regardless of your "type", you have to press pretty hard to finish this off. Aug 4, 2013
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
The haiku boulder problem. Dec 1, 2013
Timmy B
Timmy B  
shoulder destroyer Jan 8, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
Ouch. What happened? Jan 8, 2014
Bob Banks  
gyroscope from Bob Banks on Vimeo.

Gyroscope, an all-time favorite. The Pine Mountain classic boulder problem with the legendary Ratso spot.

This one's for Steve and Phil. Jul 2, 2014
Jeff Mahoney
Santa Barbara, CA
Jeff Mahoney   Santa Barbara, CA
Is this where the term "like butter" originated? Jul 2, 2014
Bob Banks  
I don't even recognize that dude. Jul 14, 2014
Tim King  
Tasty, satisfying send. May 12, 2015

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