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Mechanistic

V4, Boulder, 18 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Patrick Montague
Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport South… > Rum Rock Lake > The Wedge

Description

Out of three people working this problem, everyone started it differently, but start with your feet on the ramp for your feet. Use micro-cracks and/or strange (but fun) presses to work your way to getting feet on the big feet in the middle of the wall, and then do a big press to a sidepull-jug at ~12 feet up in the middle of the wall. Top out straight up through the jugs.

Protection

A couple of pads should be plenty.

Be careful of the big flake ~1 foot up and right of the big sidepull. It creaks, and under too much pressure, it might break.

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This picture shows Mechanistic. Drawn is the start matching on the good crimp in the middle of the wall, but that may only be doable for climbers that are tall. (The red "X" is the flake that is iffy.)
[Hide Photo] This picture shows Mechanistic. Drawn is the start matching on the good crimp in the middle of the wall, but that may only be doable for climbers that are tall. (The red "X" is the flake that is if…