Beached Whale – 5.12b

20m / 66ft, 9 bolts


*TOP 100* Stick-clip the first bolt and execute a gnarly boulder problem that leads to the roof. A wild left traverse using all form of trickery leads to a sneaky rest and a committing finish. It's not over 'till it's over. In climbing a "beached whale" is a very inelegant way of surmounting the lip of a roof or boulder problem, something akin to dragging your carcass over the lip when all else fails. 9 bolts (20m) Prep: Cody Leyden; FA: Adam Tutte, 2011.

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