Portrait of an Artist
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Sit start with one hand on a knife edge crimp, right foot on triangle foot hold, left foot smeared. Bust out up and right on slopers, and dyno for the rail at the finish. Best problem at Skyland. Locals call it V4, the rating I used here, although it's sandbagged as per the Gunny Valley norm.
|Comments on Portrait of an Artist
|By Joe Collins|
Jul 4, 2008
Great problem. Glad to finally know the name. Thanks for posting. I thought V4 was right on... not sandbagged at all. As for Skyland grades being sandbagged, certainly the grades being posted on this site are sandbagged, but I've always thought the published grades or the ones told to me by locals were pretty soft.
|By Josh Cook|
Sep 7, 2009
I believe the first ascent was Chris Cory back in 2001 or 2002. He was climbing with the then local Nic Heidinger. The three of us cleaned Portrait and Chris was the first to send.
|By Luke Mehall|
From: Durango, Colorado
Oct 14, 2010
rating: V6 7A
This photo is of Aku Aku on the Supernatural Boulder.