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Type: Boulder
FA: Jake Steffens
Page Views: 183 total · 4/month
Shared By: Jake 352 on Oct 16, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start with your left hand on a sidepull and your right hand on a crimp approximately two feet to the right of the sidepull. The start is on the right side of the face. Pull up to left hand sloper/crimp in the crack. Stand up on left foot. Move hands to ledge almost directly above the left foot. Traverse left on sloping crimps to the "Black Pearl." Climb up to top out.

It's a good climb. The crack system and jugs are off to the right and above the first hold after the start. If you take that way, downgrade your climb to V3ish. Check the pic. The rock quality is good and solid.

Location

Start at the West parking lot. Walk along west side of Gilligan's Island, split from the trail, and head north. The Black Pearl Boulder is on the west face. Downclimb on the south side.

Protection

A pad and a spotter would be good.

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doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
Nice send! I was playing with this over the weekend and found it damn hard. I was thinking of starting at the two "slimpers" below the large ledge...didn't get it, but I'll be back for it. Fresh finger skin is a prerequisite! Jul 5, 2016

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