I had trouble latching the pinch. You know those friends that dangle keys in front of you and then pull them away as if it's the funniest joke in the world. Well on this climb I visualized my smug friend doing that and I yelled "grab the keys!" and I latched the pinch an hour before heading back to Vancouver
tried this quite a few times over a week or two. in the beginning, I couldn't even establish myself on the starting holds, but apparently I just had to learn how to f---in crimp. probably the hardest V5 I've ever climbed, and so worth it
I'm taking 5 points. Maybe it was originally V4 but damn it's solid for 5. And to whatever chicken-shit asswipe chiseled the right hand start hold: I hope someone catches you and shoves your pry bar up your ass.
I believe this has been upgraded to a 5? Night send with the headlamp and a coyote howling in the distance. Amazing problem, very psyched I did this classic. After coming from the Buttermilks, these edges felt like velvet on the tips in comparison!