Seven Levels of Purgatory
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Somewhere around the third level of Purgatory.
One of the best V2 problems anywhere. The climbing is steep, clean and continuous.
There do appear to be approximately seven key moves on this problem.
Sit start on a chalked rail at the right side of the boulder, all the way in the back of the overhang. Start a series of steep reaches straight up. The crux is probably at about the second reach, which may be a bit hard for V2. But you do it right at the start before you are pumped or spooked. Then several more V2ish moves to the top.
This boulder in general is pretty good and steep all around, offering about a half a dozen problems in the V1-V4 range, including traverses and the like. The left side of the boulder isn't quite as aesthetic, mostly due to guano, but the climbing is still fine if you don't get hantavirus.
But the right side is where Seven Levels is at and there is no guano - just nice stone. Another good option from the same Seven Levels start is to work your way left and finish on Annihilator, an nice V1 up the center of the boulder.
At the far end of the trail. Walk past the Thunderstorm boulder until you see the obvious Purgatory Boulder.
Pad and spotter.
|Comments on Seven Levels of Purgatory
|By Joel Pattinson|
Feb 21, 2009
Many climbs and variations...Annihilator, body rock traverse, etc. here...Jahovah right across the way on crimps (2 moves to top) and spooky V0 behind both (forget the name). Fun eliminates!
Feb 8, 2010
I was there when Davin Bagdonas FA'd this
|By richard magill|
Aug 18, 2011
So I came back here and bouldered last night, having not been here for a few years.
Unfortunately, a pack of rodents or birds or something has turned this into a giant nest. Pretty much every hold covered with guano or urine or something disgusting.
Bring a power washer if you want to climb this now! Had to drop the star rating as hanta virus seems likely result of climbing here.