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Collision Course

V5-6, Boulder, 8 ft (2 m),  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Brad Fauteux
Vermont > 1. Northern Ver… > Smugglers' Notch > Smuggler's Notc… > Boulders Behind… > Guiness Traverse Boulder
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Description

A puzzle to piece together. Sit start the vertical arete and move up with vast amounts of tension and awkward facing holds until you can reach the lip of the boulder, and then figure out how to topout. A fun arete that is often overlooked by many.

Location

This problem is not on the same boulder as "The Dirty Job", but lies adjacent to it on the backside left. From "The Dirty Job" walk left 12 feet and then there is a small alcove created between this boulder and the Top Rope Boulder. Go down this small corridor and this problem awaits.

Protection

3 pads

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Jake trying hard to hold the tension on the giant first move on the hatchet-like arete.
[Hide Photo] Jake trying hard to hold the tension on the giant first move on the hatchet-like arete.
The hatchet-like vertical arete.
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