|The Brilliant Pebble
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A great route for the Dyno Maestro, Gym Rat, Hang Dog or Rock Jock. In fact it would probably be in the best interest of anyone and everyone to try this route as long as they donít mind hucking meat. The Gipper is by far the most fun out of a distinguished group of short bouldery routes at the NRG.
Overhanging approximately 35 degrees, and featured with just the right amount of smooth pockets, slopers and underclings, every move is interesting and somewhat difficult. There are two distinctly hard sections on the route. The first involves a core intensive move off of an undercling. The second (crux) is the type of move that boulderers dream of. This final crux can be done as an all points off dyno or a counterintuitive windmill dyno. Either way you slice it youíre looking at a single V7 move with a bit of pump.
One question remains after sampling the exquisite routes on this mysterious block. How many more brilliant pebbles are hidden out in the depths of the West Virginia backwoods?
On the steep side of the brilliant pebble. Two routes ascend the face. The gipper is the one on the right.
5 bolts + anchor
Sep 17, 2012
A description doesn't really do this route justice. There are a couple photos of the Gipper at the link below. Photos taken by Matt De Camara.