Burning Rubber Necklace
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KK starting the traverse, before the crux
A nice low traverse.
Start low on the funky jugs on the right side of the small cave. Traverse left on good slopers and jugs staying low, making a couple cruxy moves with a crimp and good footwork, then head up and left to the big shelf.
Standing at the 'Serengeti Boulder' looking at the 'East Rim', it's the boulder to the left of the 'Bleached Bones Boulder' with the low traverse on it. This boulder problem faces the 'West Rim'.
BETA PHOTO: Soweto Boulder West Face Topo
BETA PHOTO: Soweto Boulder (Burning Rubber Necklace)
|Comments on Burning Rubber Necklace
|By Euan Cameron|
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Dec 23, 2008
The crux sequence isn't that obvious from first inspection, however as soon as you get on the problem things fall into place.
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Feb 11, 2011
I hated this thing at first and now I think it's awesome, dunno what happened? :)
|By Russ Walling|
Feb 12, 2011
One day Mick Ryan and myself were sitting around at the base of this thing listening to a local spray master doing a full spray down of his days activities, big V numbers included. While the spray continued, I just started to climb along on the obvious holds, wearing flip flops or Chucks, and topped out on what would be the FA of Burning Rubber Necklace. Mick did the problem moments later and the spraylord never did get it that day. I think we rated it V0+, for pump factor.
Here is the unpleasant origin of the Name:
However, modern-day burnings still occur. In South Africa for example, extrajudicial execution by burning was done via a method called necklacing where rubber tires filled with kerosene (or gasoline) are placed around the neck of a live individual. The fuel is then ignited, the rubber melts, and the victim is burnt to death
|By Mr Snrub|
Aug 27, 2012
A often neglected gem imo.