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Endless Summer, The V8 7B
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Probably Andy Patterson (for the sit).
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Shared By: andy patterson on Oct 31, 2014
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A difficult, tall, and imposing line with a thrilling top-out. The sit-start begins on obvious low crimp-rail. Crank some burliness right off the deck, figure out your feet, and try to turn the bulge and gain the slab. Once you attain the layback rail, fire to the top of the boulder, and, with your butt dangling fifteen feet in the air, press out a classic mantle!

Keep in mind: when there's a healthy stream you can't properly sit-start the problem—that is, you can't without placing your pad in a pool of rushing water. Get this sucker while the getting is good. You never know when the next rainstorm will fill the creek!

Location

Upstream side of boulder. Very obvious.

Protection

Lots of pads. We had four when we did it. You could get away with less, but you can definitely fall from the upper reaches of the problem.

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Take the rating with a grain of salt. I sessioned the problem with Ray Martin, and he and I agreed on the V8/9ish rating. I personally think it's harder than Dancing Outlaw and She Made Me Do It, but rather easier than Verisimilitude and First Come First Served (the "real" version). The crux is the first move, and pulling over the bulge presents some difficulties as well. The top isn't super hard, just airy. Oct 31, 2014