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A crag classic that will feel much harder if you do not spot the trick.


Best boulder problem on Portland (unwittingly invites "oh no it isn't" comments)....
Ben Thorne - 13/Aug/05

Well it would be if the photo was attached to the correct problem. The photo is actually Pete's Rib V7.
Ben Thorne - 13/Aug/05

Sorry Ben, but i take it your comment refers to pete's rib as well?? I got this (the groove) today, and it's a nice problem..
Wilbur - 26/Dec/06

I followed the discription for the V8 but after reading the above comments now im not so sure what i have done. Sweet moves anyway and damn well worth doing!
Lloyd - 17/Mar/07

The grades or this are way out... take at least 1 grade off if not two for all the varients.
JIMBO - 17/Mar/07

Dyno felt quite hardish V6-7 but I know what you mean about the other variants
Dan Savory - 02/Apr/07

this is the only V6 i've done so it must be soft. Perhaps V5 might be more appropriate?
Wilbur - 11/May/07

Using the easiest method (not obvious) this problem is V4 and the 'top incuts' eliminate V6.
Ben Stokes - 19/Nov/07

I tried this a few times then saw an obvious sequence that made this problem about V4. Definitely not V6.
DaveF - 05/Apr/08

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