Monday, September 8, 2008

Subterranean V10 at Flagstaff

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This is a good endurance link-up at the Jim Hall Boulder. Ultra-lowball in spots but great moves. This took me a bunch of tries to finish so I am sticking with the V10 grade for now.

6 comments:

chuffer said...

please proofread my update to the Flag blog to see that I've decscribed Subterranean appropriately ...

Peter Beal said...

The description looks good to me.

Alex Manikowski said...

found a new variant to this which still feels to be v10 but much harder than your version... thought i was trying your problem but then got back to watch the video and turns out i was making it wayy harder this way! instead of continuing up the jim hall traverse, once you get the lefthand jug sidepull, (the first good hold showed in your video that ou match) you cross over to the crimp in the middle of the face with the left, then hand foot match toe hook the jug sidepull, drop down right hand into the left start crimp for b.b then off the toe make a long move with the left to the gaston pinch on b.b, then right hand out to the other gaston the finish up battaglia's. subterranean seems to be more like v9 after watching the video and feeling the holds today...

Peter Beal said...

I have no idea what sequence you are talking about here Alex and if what I did was V9, the UCT is V7.

Anonymous said...

Cool problem.

Do you know if the crimp that serves as the left hand start hold on Battaglia's bottom has deteriorated? I looked at it today, and it seems pretty bad. Was it already like this when you did this problem?

Thanks.

Peter Beal said...

No the break is pretty serious and any of the problems that used that flake are probably quite a bit harder. One the other hand the boulder that was a major obstacle for me at the end is now gone.