All Locations > Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Unaweep Canyon > Nine Mile Hill > Black Wave Boulde… > Essential Boulder
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|Type:||Boulder, 10 ft|
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|Shared By:||Nick Reecy on Apr 10, 2014|
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DescriptionCommon Deer ascends a short, bulging face via fluid moves on slopers. The problem climbs near some bad rock, but with the exception of the gaston before the lip, the holds are remarkably solid.
Sit start with hands matched on the shelf. From there, make a big move up to a sloping rail, work the feet over to the left, cross over with a right hand to a sloper on the rail (crux), then bump the right up to a gaston, get a foot on the start hold, position the hands, and hit the lip, and top it out.
There is an alternate compression method that utilizes the undercling/sidepull while slapping up the sloping rail, but I wasn't able to spend time on the method because of a bad wrist. Nonetheless, the moves felt comparable in difficulty to the previously mentioned beta.
The final gaston before the lip is hollow, but it will hold if handled statically.