Check the Method is a good boulder problem for those of us who have more technique than power. It climbs the beautiful crimpy face by way of a combination of tricks and small holds. Start sitting with a slopey right hand crimp and a left hand undercling/sidepull. Pull off the ground and crimp/bump/smear/toss your way up to better holds at the top. Topping out is easy.
Method Boulder opposite the trail, just left of Expanding Man.
Pad, spotter is optional.
|By Jeremiah Johnson|
From: Hershey PA
Feb 17, 2010
FA by Rio Rose, who I believe was the first to find the area now called Blair when he was out mountain biking one day and put up many of the problems here.
|By Eric Heiden|
From: Derry, NH
Jul 7, 2013
Bryce's video of check the method:
|By Christian Prellwitz|
From: Telluride, CO
Nov 1, 2013
rating: V8 7B
Definitely didn't find many of the 'tricks' that Jay alluded to. Just hard crimping and footwork! :) (climbing it in the rain probably didn't help)
A bit awkward for the first few moves but, as the guidebook says, 'cool when it comes together'. Two and a half stars is probably more accurate for me.
|By josh villeneuve|
From: Enfield, CT
Apr 28, 2014
Is there a lower start to this thing? I've been noticing an awful lot of chalk on the sloper jug foot for expanding man...meaning someones trying to connect it