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Pink Fink 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ PG13

   
Type:  Boulder, Alpine, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Bennett Scott? Greg Loomis?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jul 24, 2009

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Beginning up Pink Fink. Snow White (V7) traverses...

The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The Mt. Evans boulders are blessed with some unusual features, including the occasional dike of beautiful pink quartzite. This quartzite looks very featured, and generally lines that climb this rock look pretty trivial from the ground. Beware: this stuff has marble texture, and after a few hours sloping your way up the highly textured granite, these holds will feel awfully slick.

Stand start directly below a prominent v-notch in the lip, on a pair of opposing gastons (some may use a cheater block to reach these). Its possible to avoid the cheater block by using a rounded pink hold for the RH about 12 below the sharp gaston. Move straight up on heinous, glassy slopers. The feet are extremely polished and it requires a lot of body tension to keep the feet on. Holds get much bigger near the top.

Location 

This climbs the center of the north face of the Think Pink Boulder.

Protection 

A large boulder at the base makes this a bit dicey. If you fall straight down you will be ok, but a spotter is probably wise in case you come off awkwardly.


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By Seth Murphy
Jul 25, 2009

FA: Bennett Scott.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Aug 2, 2009

A large jug broke off this last season making the crux lunge much harder (as well as the traverse Snow White). Grade re-estimates?
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Aug 3, 2009

That's good to hear. It felt F-in hard when I was on it a couple weeks ago. I definitely thought it was super hard for V6, but I just figured I was having a bad day :)
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 7, 2009
rating: V7 7A+

This problem has broken at least twice. A bit harder than V6 today.

FA: Greg Loomis.
By GeoffElson
Jul 14, 2010

PG-13, only if you have no friends.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Jun 4, 2012

Haha, Geoff.