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BETA PHOTO: The start of A-Frame Crimps
Just right of The Arete sits an obvious crimp line. Start with a left hand on a good sidepull and a right hand on slopey sidepull, move to the obvious crimp, and find a way to the top. One of the few hard boulder problems in Tucson that stays in the shade. Try starting matched on the left sidepull for a bit more oomph and bit more directness.
|Comments on A-Frame Crimps
|By Tommy Wilson|
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2008
any locals know if this has been sent, has a name, etc? it's really too good to sit nameless as "that one problem across from the terribly drilled pockets".
Feb 19, 2008
Tommy, some very strong and dedicated boulderers spent quite a bit of time at Silverbell back in the late 80s. Bob Murray, Frank Abell, John Gault, George Smith. Even Mike Head showed up a couple of times.
You can be sure that problem has been done. If it's the one I'm thinking of, Murray did it for sure, and probably the others too.
|By Trey Lewis|
From: tucson, az
Sep 9, 2009
I have sent the problem you are talking about. very tough. i think it might be right between V8 and V9.
|By Matt Fowls|
Feb 8, 2010
jump to the top and skip the bad hold... no need for unnecessary pain.
|By Jay Shultis|
From: Blacksburg VA
Mar 27, 2013
Sorry to bust balls! This is a good problem but does not go anywhere near V8. It's v6 max... unless maybe it's mid summer! Out of town V6 climber (me) did it in a few tries. Dyno or crimp all the way, same grade in my opinion, I did both. Bring your footwork skillz, this is technical face climbing.