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Routes in Meditation Boulder

2 Meditative Throws V4 6B
Arm and Hammer V3 6A
Gastoned (Roof Variation) V2 5+
Gastoned Direct V2 5+
Good Shootin' V4- 6B
Long Way Round V4+ 6B+
Low Low Down V6 7A
Meditation Low Traverse V4 6B
Meditation Roof V1+ 5
Meditation Traverse V3 6A
Tommy's Way V5- 6C
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Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jason Platt on Apr 12, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start on the jug on the right side of the overhang and fire left to the namesake gaston. Then cross over with your right, and pull the roof. Continue up and left to the top of the boulder.


This starts on the jug on the right side of the obvious roof on the south side of the Meditation Boulder.




Brett Billings
Fort Collins, CO
Brett Billings   Fort Collins, CO
Ok, so this is either a different start to Meditation roof or this is essentially the same problem as both 2 Meditative Throws and Good Shooting. They all start on the low if no holds are off, then it's just a contrived start to Mediation Roof. If you're eliminating holds above the roof, both 2 Meditative Throws and Good Shooting start on the low right jug and go up and left from there. Whether you go into a gaston or whatever grip you choose to take doesn't make it a new problem. Not trying to be a jerk, but this eliminate already has 2-3 entries, I don't think we need any more. May 9, 2015
Jason Platt  
I totally agree with you, Brett. In my mind, this isn't an eliminate. The gaston that I mention is the logical way to climb up and left from the jug. I was just adding this, since the only problems mentioned in this section of the boulder are fairly silly eliminates, and the faces themselves aren't even mentioned. The two routes you mentioned earlier starting from this jug are V4, but this face can actually be climbed at a much easier grade if it isn't an eliminate problem. I hope that makes more sense. May 10, 2015
Brett Billings
Fort Collins, CO
Brett Billings   Fort Collins, CO
Jason, ok, I get where you're coming from on that. I think that this is an alternate start to the Meditation Roof problem though. You can check the entry on here, which starts with the holds just above the roof, but it's often started pasted into the tiny, greased holds underneath the roof, moving up to the holds at the lip, onto the rail, into the crack, out left to the crescent, up to the big jug, then to the top. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds like the same problem, except you're starting on the low jug, into a gaston, and then it's the same. May 15, 2015
Jason Platt  
That's fair. The last two moves I believe are the same, so I can call this a roof variation in the description. Thanks for tying to clear things up for everyone, Brett. May 15, 2015
Brett Billings
Fort Collins, CO
Brett Billings   Fort Collins, CO
No worries, as long as everyone is getting out there and getting psyched on climbing, I'm happy. I learned to climb at Rotary, so maybe I'm just particular/anal/protective of it (and Meditation Roof was the first "real" problem I ever sent, haha). Hopefully it didn't come across as negative, climb on! May 15, 2015

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