West Face [Extension Boulder]
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Classic highball up the center of the West face. Several starts exist to gain pebbly holds in a seam above head height in the middle of the face. Above this you'll find two of the most amazing big pockets ever. Two options from here: 1) use very small intermediate two finger pocket and/or edges to reach the big key right hand layback several feet above, or 2) make a big throw from the big pockets straight up to the layback. Now the really scary part, holding it together through more layback moves and the 19 foot topout.
Several Pads and your favorite spotters! This one is high (19 feet according to Benningfield).
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BETA PHOTO: Mike B. making the big deadpoint move.
|Comments on West Face [Extension Boulder]
|By Anonymous Coward|
Nov 18, 2002
this is one of the best climbs at carter. it has some tenuous moves, a controlled huck, jugs, and height. a dont-miss that doesn't discriminate much on ability.
|By Andrew Vojslavek|
Jul 5, 2006
I love to hate this problem. V3, seems a little iffy. I climb v5 and my friends climb v7, no sends. It's fun and scary though.
From: Golden, CO
Nov 14, 2010
rating: V4 6B
I wouldn't say any moves are hard on this, but being comfortable with tenous moves way off the deck certainly helps.