The Backside

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
10 mins
Level
Sheltered

This aspect of the Stone is reserved for the seriously strong and the hardest problems here have only had a handful of repeats. Just as the Ladder Face classics reflected the state of bouldering art in the 80s and early 90s, the Backside perhaps represents where it is going in the new millennium. Landings on this side can be a bit more complicated - best to drag some spotters along if you're trying any of the hard problems.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Warm-up Traverse
Does what it says on the tin - start low on the left and traverse the lip as far as you can - repeat as necessary.
 
Pumpy
V3 6A
2
XXXX
This awesome roof problem starts from a standing position on the sloping shelf right at the back. Huge reaches between powerful...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
V11 8A
3
Sidekick
Climb the shallow overhanging groove - one for the enthusiast.
1 user comment
 V9 7C
4
Unfinished Opera Top 50
From sitting to the left of the handshake hole slap powerfully up the very sloping ramp-feature to better holds near the lip...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V9 7C
5
Special Cases
Start to the right of the Handshake Hole, about halfway along The Bowels (see page 125). Make powerful and technical moves out...
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Strong
V12 8A+
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    Slapstick
    "Agree with the above, I have never seen it done as an eliminate. I used to do it..." 25/Feb

    Impropa Opera
    "Once the sequence is unlocked the sitter to this problem is a snatchy/technical ..." 13/Nov top50

    Impropa Opera
    "definatley v9" 05/Nov top50

    Problem 12
    "This was definitely first sent by Mr. Gaskins. Neil Thompson never claimed the p..." 22/Oct

    Coming Up For Air
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