Quick Reset Update + An Interesting Solution

Reset Update

So in the last week we’ve reset the River, Dojo, Hueco, and today the Beach. Tomorrow is the Font, and it’ll be open around four pm. We’ve set a ton of problems of literally all grades so come on in and finish those comp projects and try out all our new lines as well.


An Interesting Solution

A popular problem at the Gladiator Finals was the intermediate on the slab. This problem consisted of two big footholds low down on the wall that you could either perch on or jump off to reach the big yellow HRT volume. From there one had to smear on the wall or jump to a large yellow Ruckus cone hold and then mantle off the volume to finish on top of the slab. A few people mantled on the volume without using the cone at all. I almost set the problem that way, but I added the cone to make the boulder a mid-intermediate instead of a low advanced. In any case, this young woman found an interesting solution to the “how-to-get-to-the-cone” problem:

Ok, so she's got the volume. Now how to get to the cone?

Ok, so maybe try a heel up?

And rock. This does not look super comfortable...

Yes, it did work. Apparently she does yoga. A lot. Nice job on finding an original solution to this boulder problem!

  1. Doug Lipinski
    February 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    That’s just asking for a knee injury. I’m more excited that she didn’t hurt herself than I am about the “creative” solution.

  2. February 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm


    I agree, that looks horrible. No matter how flexible you are, that can’t be good for your knee.

  3. Jackie
    February 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Hey Guys. I definitely hope someone wouldn’t try something like this if they weren’t flexible enough to make it work. Think of how many women you know who can lay basically face down on the floor while doing the butterfly stretch–similar, no?

    Either way, it is important to note that we definitely DO NOT RECOMMEND this beta for this problem. We were just blown away that someone thought of it and then somehow made it work.

    The better suggested beta is to smear on the slab natural holds and pop or to pogo off the right foot as Walt recommends. The cone protrudes so far that it’s pretty easy to stick to if you hit it.

  4. Anonymous
    February 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Party poopers.
    Good and innovative beta is both entertaining and stimulating to the brain.
    What’s recommended is that people implement their own soutions to boulder problems and have fun doing it.

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