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Routes in Devil's Den Bouldering
|Type:||Boulder, 15 ft|
|FA:||Probably Tim Kemple|
|Page Views:||234 total, 15/month|
|Shared By:||Graham O. on Sep 6, 2016|
|Admins:||BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionI have been to the Walrus Boulder many times (mainly to work on Individual Medley) and have always stared at this arete. Upon getting the Underground Guidebook and discovering that it is a climb, I got on it and man it's cool!
Stand start at the bottom of a small ditch with two crimps on either side of the arete. Execute the difficult (possibly crux) process of pulling on via slippery heelhook. Make a cool, precise move to an almost non-existent sloper. Get an awkward left heelhook and gun for a good left hand crimp. Match and control the swing before grabbing a sloping pinch on the arete. Scrunch your feet up and gun for the lip. throw a heel and top out. I'm on the shorter side, so I may have described more moves than necessary, but the problem is really fun and I highly encorouge you to get on it!
This can also be done as a stand start from the good crimp, which bumps it down to about v3, and is also quite worthwhile.
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