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Type: Boulder, Alpine
FA: Bill Patton
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Shared By: eddysamson on Jun 29, 2014
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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Start low on the arrete under the bulge and climb the arrete into the jugs for the top out. Tricky beta to get the jugs.

UPDATE 7/29: Sometime in the last week the huge jug that makes the last hard move broke off. It left behind a good sized incut crimp rail use this and a pinch above to get to the jugs now. Likely V7-8 range now.


Located on the large roadside boulder across from the Shark's Fin boulder. Its around the left side by the pockety boulder with Chuff on it.




This climb is featured in this video:… Jun 29, 2014
this video is really good! Jan 11, 2015
Bill Patton 1
Bill Patton 1   Underhill
The original line stays true to the actual arete and requires holding an open hand sloper with the right hand, and doing a sort of bicycle move with the right heel higher on the edge than the left - which backsteps below on the arete. If you can get the balance point just right you can then free up the left hand (which has been on the underside small crimp) and statically grab the high jug slot with the left. I had to do it static since I had only a small pad and no spotters. After a pretty good fall I went out and bought my first good crash pad. I've seen most recent ascents either do a huge dyno grab with the right hand for the high bucket or use a series of slightly better edges just above the arete proper. For a true send - has to be static :-) Jun 15, 2015
Graham O.  
Cool problem, super burley! Oct 10, 2016
Burlington, VT
anna.gutwin   Burlington, VT
Another beta video :) Feb 10, 2017
Welp, we need another vid of the beta because the exit jug is no more. Anyone know what it goes at now? Jul 29, 2017
Yeah I saw that today, was about to post but you beat me to it! I always thought it was a hard 6 so its at least a 7 now with the possibility of 8. The break left a nice incut crimp that you should be able to still use and then there is a quartz pinch above that. I'll try to shoot video of it tomorrow Jul 29, 2017
Troy Fauteux
Henniker NH
Troy Fauteux   Henniker NH
I was able to repeat this after the break and it's definitely a bit harder now. Felt around V7 to me. Still a good climb just slightly more sustained and maybe a new crux move for some of you. Jul 31, 2017

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