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On the bottom of the rock, there are several ways to get to the mantle shelf. This one is the most difficult that I am aware of. Start on the low holds (good right hand, and slopey left). Locate a half-inch X 3" wide incut for the left hand that runs horizontally approximately 16" above the starting holds. GO THERE with the left, now locate the 1/4" diagonal crimp, and go there with the right hand. From these two holds, (it is hard to just hang from them) go to the mantle shelf.
This is on the bottom of Spike Rock.
A pad might be squeezed under your butt.
By Greg Twombly
From: Conifer, CO
Aug 20, 2009
I thought the magic trick was from the diagonal crimp in the upper right quadrant, moving across to the left, not going to the mantle. Someone should ask Rufus (it's his problem).
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Mar 23, 2011
I would imagine it would go left as well. I kinda like the left finish better anyway.