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bler

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Bay Area, CA
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   May 30, 2007 - 12:24pm
There is a problem on the huge crystal boulder that starts in a scoop and climbs up the slab that is called 'Team Effort' goes at around v5

http://betabase.blogspot.com/2006/06/6-3-06-team-effort.html
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bler

Boulder climber
Bay Area, CA
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   Dec 19, 2007 - 02:42pm
there is a new 'classic' problem called Diesel Power (v10) at the Crystals.

If you find the large boulder with the moat (witch should not be hard to find) there is an arete that comes out from the moat witch Diesel Power climbs from a stand start. the problem is highball-ish wit decent pading and spotters.
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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 19, 2007 - 09:34pm
 
Hi
Am I the only one who thinks I did these classic new problems in 1987?
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NinjaChimp

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someplace in-between
Dec 22, 2007 - 09:18pm
 
You did not climb "Diesel Power" in 1987. The others...perhaps, good for you.

-Justin
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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 26, 2007 - 04:17pm
 
Yeah...coulda been '86. I suppose. B2. There was lichen on it and it wasn't in Donny Reid's guide..so we knew it was a classic new problem.
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bler

Boulder climber
Bay Area, CA
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   Jan 22, 2008 - 06:05pm
I have frequented 'the crystals' the past four years and up until this season, it has been a moat and completley unclimbable

i really don't think anyone would scope this line until new padding technology has been implemented! ;)

oldschoolers would have probably bolted or TR'd the thing
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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jan 22, 2008 - 07:12pm
 
padding?
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bler

Boulder climber
Bay Area, CA
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   Jan 30, 2008 - 01:11pm
umm, ya padding..

as in crash-pad, the thing that was invented recently that keeps you from breaking ankles if you fall off a boulder.

you may see some people carrying two of these, allowing them to climb taller and more dangerous boulders.

padding "providing a liberal and safe landing zone with 'crash pads' for bouldering"
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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jan 30, 2008 - 11:32pm
 
you mean that towel that Bachar uses?

I thought 'skills' allowed one to climb taller and more dangerous boulders (that and bolting or TR'ing the thing, old school style).

Four years is a long time to hang out at the crystals

Thanks for the edification.
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