Scratch and Spliff
|Type: ||Boulder, 20'|
|Consensus: || Hueco: V0+ Font: 4+ [details]|
|FA: ||Peter Prink Steve Nelson|
|New Route: ||Yes|
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|Submitted By: ||PDub-Trad on Jul 21, 2010|
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Smack dab in one of the most open areas of the Gardens' Clearcut Area lies the Scratch and Spliff double boulders. The two butt up against each other, and in the small cave between the two boulders is a cave that houses the steep classic climb Whorf. On the backside of one of the Boulders is the Illustrious Buddha problem.
The primary problem on the Scratch and Spliff boulder is the Scratch a Spliff Traverse. The problem has an obvious steep sit start on the largest jug known to man (this jug will of course break some day, but for now it makes for an extremely fun easy sit start). Following the sit start the problem hits great holds on steep terrain. There are many topout variants and the traverse can be reversed but its line of easiest ascent is extremely manageable.
Middle of Clearcut in Clearcut area of Garden. Larger concentrations of boulders and problems in the clearcut area remain closer to where trees remain, making this boulder easy to identify as a larger stand alone pair with a ton of problems on all sides.
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