Balance or Power
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Boulder, 14 ft|
|FA:||Joel Torretti 2000-2002|
|Page Views:||706 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||skinny legs and all on Feb 7, 2014|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp|
DescriptionBalance or Power is one of Dr. Torretti's top ten contributions to Mt. Gretna, and that is saying a lot. He has put up many of the best problems-especially the technical ones- (like 50-100) in this main area and at the surrounding satellite areas.
The climb begins sitting or crouching with hands on a large hold on the left end of the boulder. Some people will do a kind of standing start but with hands still on the hold. For full value, start sitting. Mantel this hold and reach up with the left hand to a huge sloper on a bulge. Slap around on this large feature and lean way right to grab a crimpy, inset seam which shoots straight right for ten feet. Getting established with both hands on the seam from the basketball sloper is probably the most difficult individual move, but every following move requires nearly similar exertion. Tick tac right along the crimpy seam with zero footholds. Your feet will be pawing on a steep wall for worthless smears with your butt out. After a handful of moves, you will have gained the right side of the boulder where you can mantel on a sloping lip.
Joel used to make this problem look graceful, and I made it look thrutchy. So the question is: balance, or power?