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Held In Contempt
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in The Suspended Boulder
|Held In Contempt V7-8 7B|
|Silent Love V3 6A|
|FA:||Andy Patterson (full low start)|
|Page Views:||147 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||andy patterson on Oct 12, 2016|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionAn esoteric crown-jewel.
Andrew Benson and Ian Bloom first discovered this boulder (kudos to them!), and did the stand-start on the right face of the boulder. I don't know if they officially named it or not, but they told me it had an undone low start, beginning at the back of the cave. I was intrigued. And it wasn't long till I figured out a completely rad sequence in to their original problem.
Basically, you climb the underbelly of the boulder, completely horizontal, with toe-hooks, pockets, crimps, and edges. It's very hard not to cut. In fact, it might be easier to just commit to the hero-swing.
Once you climb in to the light, gain the upper face via some very powerful left hand movements. The top-out is sheer thrill and highball glory awaits. I gave it V7/8 to connote V7 for the stand and V8 for the low, back-in-the-cave start.
LocationStart way back in the dark cave. Your left hand should be on a pinch-pocket thing, and your right hand should grab a "chunky" crimp edge. Find a right heel hook and a left toe hook. Climb on.
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