Boot Boys

2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
 8a+

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A desperate technical wall climb which is best suited to those with small fingers and high pain tolerance. Boulder up to a jug in the break. Make an extremely hard pull on a tiny mono pocket to gain another pocket above. More thin pocket pulling leads to the second bolt. Another hard sequence leads to a scary clip. Finish above up the relatively easy slab.
FA. Andy Pollitt 1987. Freed only 2 days after a sky-hook aided ascent had been made. Some of the holds were 'comfort-ised'.

USER COMMENTS

probably 8b
simon - 14/Feb/02

Another fingery 80's horror that's gradually got harder and harder. If you can make it through the tendon snapping mono you'll get to pull on some real tinies. Could well be 8b. Thanks to the re-bolt you're now unlikely to knacker yourself if you fall off at the 3rd bolt.
andy harris - 23/Aug/05

A sausage finger method for the mono does exist: try using it as a shallow sidepull pinch for RH for top 3 fingers. Still a hard move but at least its possible!
Ted Kingsnorth - 29/Oct/09

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