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Alterna-Chick V4 6B
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Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Phil Chai on Jul 1, 2014
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Description

SDS on a wide ledge. Pull into 2 tiny crimps and move into a "right-facing feature" that can be crimped as well. Crux is finding the 2 crimps and being able to pull off them. Route is hard for its grade.

Location

Located to the left of Low Rider

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Danny Androos
Austin, TX
Danny Androos   Austin, TX
Got on this and could not find feet for the life of me. Did some break off? This just doesn't seem like a V4 to me in its current state. Apr 8, 2018
Phil Chai
Austin, TX
 
Phil Chai   Austin, TX
 
Danny, McKinney was established when V12 was the hardest grade climbed. Since grades have been inflated, McKinney grades should have gone up. But no one wants to do that. In reality, this climbs like a V5/6. It’s hard. With the exception of Siege Tactics, every problem feels hard for the grade. Apr 9, 2018
Danny Androos
Austin, TX
Danny Androos   Austin, TX
Hey Phil. Thanks for the history. Very interesting. ;)

One question though: "McKinney grades should have gone up. But no one wants to do that." Why not? If the grades are inaccurate/sandbagged, why not update them to actually reflect their difficulty? What's the point of a grading system if it differs from place to place? Regardless, this grade doesn't even seem to be consistent with other V4's in the area, so I would argue it should be listed as a higher grade for that reason alone. (Not trying to be an asshat here. Just trying to pick someone's brain.) :) 2 days ago

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