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BETA PHOTO: West side of the Mecca Boulder.
A classic sloper problem for the Nine Mile Hill.
Start low on the left side of the west face on a slopey, half-triangular hold. Figure out how to pull on it, and go out left onto the sloper rail. Heel hook and continue to slap up the rail with that left hand until you think you can stick that right hand on and contain it. Stick it and figure out a way to get up and over the bulge. As does with most sloper problems - temperatures can make or break you. Easier come winter time, harder in the heat of summer.
GRADE THIS PROBLEM PEOPLE!!!
Some say V5, most say it's V6.
None - great landing - not very high off the deck.
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|Comments on Chinese Algebra
|By Matt Lisenby|
Jan 18, 2010
If you are tall enough to reach the "good" area out to the right on the lip while your feet are on the initial holds, it's probably ~V5, but, if you have to commit to a heelhook and slopers on the lip to begin moving right, V6 is probably fair. There are a few finishing variations to this problem. Try mantling straight over from the first holds that you get to on the lip, avoiding the traverse right and the arete holds; it will be tough regardless of height.