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BETA PHOTO: Quantum Mechanics beta photo. It starts right behi...
This great problem starts low on the right, and traverses up left through a series of varied holds and complicated moves, on good rock. Start seated with your hands somehow using the blocky hold, and perhaps a sloper. Work straight up to the big pinch with a great thumb-catch, and cut left, working through a horn-feature, a cool undercling, a ergonomically friendly crimp, and big flakes to the left. Top out by rocking around the corner on the high left side using the good flakes and rounded feet.
Interestingly, Quantum Mechanics was first climbed with very different beta. The start was on the low center crimp, and it powered up to the right. On the FA, the undercling was not used. This beta is much more difficult (i.e.: was given double digit v-grade) than what is commonly used now. I've posted what 3 locals told me it goes at, but the grade is still settling. The direct start, from the low center crimp, going straight up into the undercling, has not been completed.
5 minutes uphill and right from The Slot. Part of the hike is exposed, and wraps around a buttress with a large drop to the right.
Several pads and one spotter, or a couple pads and an unusually motivated spotter.
Part of the approach between The Slot and Quantum ...
By gabriel cisneros
Dec 4, 2013
rating: V6+ 7A
Quantum Mechanics at the 3:19 minute mark: