First 9… or legit 8 for that matter if it is deemed an approachable 9. I told myself this was a boulderer’s boulder (which I am not). My antistyle rock climb, but the movement was too good not to try, and was hoping to get it done sometime in January before leaving the area. Pulled on a couple times with bloody tips in late December and couldn’t do any of the moves. Super psyched to send it quickly today totally pulling it out of my ass after not having done any moves on the top half of the boulder! Thanks for the stoke and beta from Jon and Solveig.
5-Star Line! This problem requires a huge amount of body tension to put equal amount of pressure, grip, and friction (gription), on all points of contact. Doing any move dynamically would spit you right off of the boulder.