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The hardest problem on the Illmob Boulder! These slopers are all about friction. Sit start at the base of the slopey arete on the left side of the slab and try as hard as you can to even get off the ground. Once you're up, toss for the better holds up and left, then follow the slopeyness to the left until topping out at the apex. Enjoy.
Also fun as a stand start.
When walking into Natural from Reservation Rd, this is the first boulder you'll see on the left. Faded spraypaint is still visible on the face nearest the trail. On the downhill side of the boulder with the slab facing away from the trail, this slopey arete starts sitting just left of the downclimb is obvious as it moves up and left on the nice lip. Downclimb the slab.
The most chalk I've ever seen on the problem...
Pete Otis in the crux
Oct 25, 2010
rating: V7+ 7a+
I went and checked this out. The first 2 moves are not only friction dependent but pretty burly. Reminds me of the Rose but harder.
|By Noah Doherty|
From: Nashua, NH
Nov 4, 2012
I sent this today. It didn't feel too hard to me once I had the beta. Pulling off the ground and onto the next sloper is definitely the shut-down crux.