Friday, 6 April 2012

Heptonstall's Hidden Boulder

I went in search of a single boulder problem on a boulder that is tucked away in the woods below Heptonstall. It was actually very easy to find and in a nice spot.  The problem, Scarface V6 climbs out of a steep roof, then up an arete using a poor sloppy hold.  It was quite dirty and needed some committed cleaning to make the slopper feel good.

Scarface

Topo for the boulder

After a quick dispatch of Scarface, I decided to add a sit start and an Extention at the same grade.  The Extention starts at the left arete and traverses low under the roof to join the normal start.  It adds some nice moves to make a fuller problem.  The left arete did not seem to have been climbed either, so I climbed this to give Pramface V4.

Below is a short video of the slappy first ascent of Pramface.  I had brushed and chalk the holds, but not tried it until this go.


video

A nice couple of hours somewhere new!

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