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White Rastafarian 

White Rastafarian 

Hueco: V1+ Font: 5 R

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: John Long and John Bachar, around 1973
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Submitted By: RTM on Nov 22, 2002

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Description 

This problem is located on a large boulder at the Southeast end of Rock Hudson. Climb a juggy crack on an overhanging arete until it dies out 15 ft. up. Lean out left, onto the overhanging face, to a large flake. Finishes with an easy mantel 25 ft. off the deck. One of JTree's finest problems.

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Chalkbag and shoes!


Photos of White Rastafarian Slideshow Add Photo
Ryan Grant sending White Rastafian
Ryan Grant sending White Rastafian
A golden sunset on White Rasta. January 2008.
A golden sunset on White Rasta. January 2008.
shakin out before the top out!
shakin out before the top out!
Making the crux span on White Rastafarian, V3
Making the crux span on White Rastafarian, V3
Myself on White Rasta
Myself on White Rasta
FUN
FUN
The final topout - phew!
The final topout - phew!
At least 6 Nikki's tall.  Little Nikki Leger after...
At least 6 Nikki's tall. Little Nikki Leger after...
The move...1996
The move...1996
On my way up White Rasta for the first time.
On my way up White Rasta for the first time.
Just before the mantle.
Just before the mantle.
Powered by Long Johns.
Powered by Long Johns.
White Rastafarian (V3) boulder
White Rastafarian (V3) boulder
Darin Limvere with a little celebratory salute aft...
Darin Limvere with a little celebratory salute aft...
Colin Rickert nearing the top-out
Colin Rickert nearing the top-out
Nicholas Rondilone on White Rastafarian. Photo by ...
Nicholas Rondilone on White Rastafarian. Photo by ...
Airing it out on White Rastafarian. Photo by Laure...
Airing it out on White Rastafarian. Photo by Laure...
Nicholas Rondilone finishing up White Rastafarian....
BETA PHOTO: Nicholas Rondilone finishing up White Rastafarian....
White Rastafarian
White Rastafarian
Matt campusing the rail before topping out.
Matt campusing the rail before topping out.

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By Steven Powers
Feb 1, 2003

this is definatly an awsome problem just bring a spotter to keep you off the back breaker boulder at the base!
By ryan jacobs
Oct 10, 2003

the problem is very good with a perfect v3 right on the nose id suggest a few pads along with spotters you should be planning to onsight the morning sunrise is a good time for a go!
By Hayduke Cloud
From: Denver, CO
Dec 15, 2008

If you're interested check out my video of a friend and I attempting White Rasta. A really great problem.
By Drew Peterson
Jan 17, 2009

Felt close to a 5.11 free-solo for a moment there...
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jan 17, 2009
rating: V0+ 4+ PG13

This problem has always been the industry standard for 5.10c, long before V ratings. V0+ max. V3?!?! That's some serious grade creep right there.
By Nick Sullens
From: Mt Shasta
Oct 26, 2010

Pretty soft for a josh 3
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Mar 3, 2011

Yeah, 5.10c sounds right on. The big reach crux on this is definitely no harder than the big reach crux on Bearded Cabbage (10c).
By John Long
Jul 19, 2011

I have to share credit with John Bachar on this one. We were still in High School I think and saw the line of holds one day and climbed up and down till it felt solid and just went for it. Probably around 1973. Sort of the birth of high balling out at Josh, and the rest is history . . .
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Jan 3, 2012

By Tradoholic
Mar 18, 2013

V3 in the modern context I think, especially considering the landing. A classic must do highball.
By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Oct 1, 2013
rating: V3+ 6A+ R

Russ, I think you mean B0 (as in old John Gill grade) and not V0.

Anyways, this is a great line. Mandatory highball for any visiting boulderer.
By Phil Esra
Dec 12, 2013

How high is the crux?
By Muff
Dec 27, 2014
rating: V1 5 R

This move is 5.10c. At 5'6 I felt this move is no harder than the big span on bearded cabbage. I don't know what that translates to in V-grade but I think its like V1+.

Also, some team of dolts moved the boulder at the base of this problem to make it safer. I believe it occurred in October 2014. Please do not adulterate existing problems without first consulting the community!
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Dec 29, 2014

The boulder has been returned to its original position by NPS
By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Jan 15, 2015
rating: V3+ 6A+ R

The growing bandwagon of people downrating this problem is laughable to the extreme. Apparently even the author has gotten caught up in the hype....

V1+

Really people?

Still though the vast majority seem to think its V3 - why change the grade?
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jan 15, 2015
rating: V0+ 4+ PG13

Colin: Have you ever done Bearded Cabbage? If you have, compare the two. WR is about the same as BC. BC is 5.10c ergo, WR is 5.10c. Thanks for trolling.
By RTM
Jan 16, 2015

Hey hey now, I downrated to a v2 in the book based on a long list of people calling it soft. I do agree with the crux being similar in difficulty to Bearded Cabbage though. Many .10 routes in JT have .11 cruxes, and BC is no exception, so...

If I recall correctly, I did not give it a v1+ when I wrote this page back in 2002.

All this is waxing gibbons though - on a line this beautiful, why even give a s#!t about the rating?
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Mar 26, 2015
rating: V2 5+ R

"on a line this beautiful, why even give a s#!t about the rating?"

Bingo.
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