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Breakfast of Champions 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c Hueco: V2-3 Font: 5+ PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c Hueco: V2-3 Font: 5+ PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007  with updates from Dave Twardowski

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This is one of the fine, moderate, bouldering problems in the Alcove. Its overhanging nature and the potential nasty landing (pre-pad days) made it as much a mental challenge as a physical challenge. I understand one fine climber, Geoff, actually broke his back on this problem.

The start isn't too bad. It's the last part of this problem that involves a long reach on less-than-buckets that make it challenging. I've come to understand it's considered V2-3 now, depending on one's height. Pushed to add a bouldering grade by Dave Twardowski, I've added a range including a PG-13 safety rating due to the risk to one's back.

Boston Rocks II has a nice shot of this, top row, 4th photo


This starts near the center of the overhang of the Alcove. Its start is near the beginning of the left-angling crack/ramp. It is left of the moon scoop.


Get a great spot, a big squishy pad, or use fine technique.

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 11, 2010

This was the first "boulder problem" that I ever worked on. It was considered kinda hard BITD, especially w/o a pad. Nice problem.
By Ken Cangi
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Feb 22, 2013

Rick West and I did a pretty cool elimination problem on BoC, around 1982 or 1983. He did the first ascent, and I did the second. It is considerably harder than Hammond Eggs, although it has been so long ago that I really couldn't rate it accurately. Maybe V5. Wonder what ever happened to Rick.

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