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The Oldest and the Best 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c Hueco: V1 Font: 5

   
Type:  TR, Boulder, 15'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
FA: Jesse Hintz
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 81
Submitted By: EngrBabaKubwa on Aug 11, 2016

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Steena preparing for the crux move. She's got...

Description 

This route is the oldest and the best in AB's Boulder area. If you also happen to be "the oldest and the best", you can get a little help from a trusty tree at the top of the route and nobody will give you grief for it.

Stand start on the left side of the southeast face of AB's Boulder and climb straight up solid edges and jugs to the lip. It gets a little scary just before the top as the holds stop being quite so positive. The top edge is full of jugs, though, so the most difficult part of the top out is avoiding the branches.

Location 

Left side of the open southeastern face of AB's boulder. Start holds shown in pictures. Down climb the back of the boulder, following the tree all the way to the ground.

Protection 

Pads, spotters. You can set up a top rope with the tree as an anchor. The tree isn't rooted in the rock - it actually grows from the ground behind the boulder.


Photos of The Oldest and the Best Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Austin looking less cereal.
Austin looking less cereal.
Rock Climbing Photo: Steena's a little worried after the crux moves...
Steena's a little worried after the crux moves...
Rock Climbing Photo: Austin looking super cereal on the top rope versio...
Austin looking super cereal on the top rope versio...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reeeaaaaach for it.
Reeeaaaaach for it.
Rock Climbing Photo: Audrey clearly having fun climbing.
Audrey clearly having fun climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: The oldest and the best way to climb the route.
The oldest and the best way to climb the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Steena on the start holds.
BETA PHOTO: Steena on the start holds.
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy at the top!
Andy at the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse moving past the crux.  View from straight on...
Jesse moving past the crux. View from straight on...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the left of the face.
View from the left of the face.
Rock Climbing Photo: AB digging in on The Oldest and the Best.
AB digging in on The Oldest and the Best.

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