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theo.mooney

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Ahab's in the Scalp
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:45:58 PM »
"big move straight to the lip and top from SS."
problem number 18 in the first edition bouldering guide.
Was wondering what people think of this problem? I have not topped out, or linked anything on it. Managing to get my bum off the ground is a start right? :)

Daniel Tubridy

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Re: Ahab's in the Scalp
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 02:05:49 PM »
Hey Theo, weirdly I was just about to post about the exact same problem. I went looking for it last week and I think I found the right problem above LDF on a short steep wall under a bank, ie more a small outcrop than a boulder. The problem I climbed started on a juggy left-hand sidepull, went up and right to some quartzy crimps, a bit further right to a small sidepull and then up to the top of the wall. Felt about 6B+/6C, obviously I left feeling a bit perplexed and have since heard that some holds are out.

Anyone know a) whether I was on the right piece of rock and b) how the 7B+ is meant to go?

Dave Flanagan

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Re: Ahab's in the Scalp
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 04:12:14 PM »
I have no idea lads.

theo.mooney

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Re: Ahab's in the Scalp
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 05:27:08 AM »
that sounds like the same piece of rock to me. I believe it is the correct problem (debatable grade) as the piece of rock looks very like Moby Dick when you are standing back looking at it. Ahab was the sailor in the story I think.

I haven't managed to climb it yet so I can't guess at the grade. Although, it is a nice piece of rock to sit under :)

Barry

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Re: Ahab's in the Scalp
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 06:30:11 PM »
Sounds like the right piece of rock alright. It's one hard move off smallish holds, I.e. Getting bum off ground, to the top and it is a hard move... Didn't feel particularly eliminate to me. You start in the centre of the wall, potential fall down hill in your mind :/, pull on and go for the top.


 

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