Monday, February 16, 2009

Aquatic Hitchhiker

I did a new problem at the Sad Boulders on Sunday. It climbs the problem Feels Like a Barnacle except without the use of the other boulders for footholds. I called it Aquatic Hitchhiker. Not sure exactly how hard, but maybe hard V10 or 11. Definitely harder for me than Beefcake and Beefy Gecko. Anyway, here are a few pictures.

It starts on some opposing holds under the prow roughly where Beautiful Gecko starts. First move slaps out to this pinch.

photo - Jeff Honeywell

Then there's some heel hooking and a left hand crimp.

photo - Jeff Honeywell

Then grab the pocket and throw for the jug.

photo - Jeff Honeywell


Justin said...

I wondered when somebody would do this. Good job.

Jeff Sillcox said...

Thanks. Been on the list for a long time. I try to spend as little time as possible in that hole though.