REI Community
Moby Dick Boulder
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beached Whale 
Double Cross 
Man Overboard 
Personal Flotation Device 
Popeye's Demise 
Western Implements 

Personal Flotation Device 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
Page Views: 161
Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Sep 4, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Jesse starting out Personal Flotation Device, with...


Sit start with hands matched on the mini-shelf. From there, make a big pull up to a right hand edge (crux), match a left next to it, then gain the right hand sidepull, get the feet up to the start hold, and finish straight up the face on the remaining edges to reach an easy topout.


It climbs the far northern section of Moby Dick's east face.


A pad or two should do it, the landing is perfect.

Photos of Personal Flotation Device Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cecilia working the edges on Personal Flotation De...
BETA PHOTO: Cecilia working the edges on Personal Flotation De...

Comments on Personal Flotation Device Add Comment
Show which comments
By Nick Reecy
Sep 4, 2014

Matt had this one listed as a V1. I wasn't sure if this was graded for a sit or stand start. For the stand, I'd agree with the V1, but I felt like the sit start warranted a higher grade.
By Jeff Chrisler
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 24, 2016
rating: V2 5+

There really isn't a sit start available, so no way this is a V3. I've rated it a V2, but that might be generous. The first move is the crux, perhaps the match on the thin long crimp as the second move. Great problem, though.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About