Hardest mantle in the USA?

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FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Feb 7, 2019 - 07:06am PT
I think it died with Yabo!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 8, 2019 - 02:49am PT
Looks like it is coming back with a new young crew. As a matter of fact I think there has been a new resurgence and appreciation of the old ways. I know in the black hills there is a strong crew that is putting up new ground up routes of extreme difficulty using clean gear and hand drilling on lead when necessary. I am sure hundreds of routes have been put up that way in the last decade after very few going in that way in the 90ís and early 2000ís. Lots of routes were going in just not in that pure old school style.

Aidanís dad was one of those putting up the hardest limestone routes and boulder problems in the black hills in the 90ís so I am giving a big shout out to Greg.
adenparker

climber
Encinitas, CA
Feb 8, 2019 - 03:29pm PT
Hey Mike! I told my dad you said hey. He's definitely still into route development, now in San Diego. I'm goin to school in Bozeman, the batholith is where it's at!
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 8, 2019 - 06:38pm PT
Maybe make doing mantles one of the Olympic climbing events? It would be kind of like gymnastics vaulting, you get three attempts. Might be more entertaining than just watching people climb.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 8, 2019 - 08:38pm PT
Aidan. Spent a week in the batholith and climbed a bunch ice in bozone over the years. Great peeps over there.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 18, 2019 - 08:16am PT
Looks like it is coming back with a new young crew.
As a matter of fact I think there has been a new resurgence and appreciation of the old ways.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 19, 2019 - 05:29am PT
In the country of old men."Intimidating" and "wild" -- why topos are better than verbal descriptions.

I say leave it to the individual to choose his own thoughts and don't put him off from "just doing it."

FWIW, I've never manteled this move, not because of intimidation but because I didn't have the strength.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 19, 2019 - 07:33am PT
Awesome!
adenparker

climber
Encinitas, CA
Feb 21, 2019 - 07:08am PT
That is a sweet shot of Ament! Looks brutal.
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Feb 21, 2019 - 11:08am PT
Looks to be a sorta mantle crux on this V15 boulder problem, not pure though.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Eddie

Trad climber
San Francisco
Feb 21, 2019 - 12:27pm PT
Fond memories of this unassuming little boulder in NZ.

https://www.mountainproject.com/route/106113898/the-unrepeatable

It had that classic thing where you think you got it (and your friends REALLY think you have it and start cheering)...and then you fall
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