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Beer Barrel Boulder
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Northeast Mantle 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: the all around badass Ben Walburn
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Submitted By: adam brink on Nov 19, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Northeast Mantle.

Description 

This great problems starts where the west side traverse ends. Work across several moves on the north side with so-so feet until you get to two edges on the north east lip of the slab. From here, make some big and insecure moves on slopers. Very fun and tricky! One of my personal favorites at Flag.


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By jonah
May 6, 2003

Cool problem. Get someone to hold a crashpad in place for you. My ass bounced on the slab a couple times when I greased off the left sloper. Ass bouncing sounds fun, but it isn't really.

By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 30, 2009

Admins, this problem ascends the northeast corner and is referred to as "Northeast Mantel" in Benningfield's CO Bouldering I and the FA is attributed to Ben Walburn, mid to late 1990s.

By Ben Walburn
Dec 12, 2010

I remember Scott Bouldien saying "hey, you gotta come try this problem". Just as we were topping out the problem Pat Ament happened to be hiking by and said to us "I always thought that would go". We were in disbelief that it hadn't been done already. After all, this is Flagstaff. Ben Greenwood hiked it using a heel hook a few days later. We called the problem "Nuclear Arms Proliferation" or just "Nuclear Arms".

By Joe Collins
Mar 25, 2011

Not sure why this has "Mantle" in its name. There is no manteling involved... just crappy, conditions-dependent slopers.