Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi Boulder

The Modus Operandi Boulder is on the North Edge of the Rock Maze. There a few good taller problems over here worth doing if you plan on finding this block as well. This block is kind of a highballish overhanging boulder. It has only seen a handful of ascents and could clean up to be a classic V5 for the area.  This problem is directly left of a giant triangular slab with a bunch of warm ups. Follow the light path past this block and Modus Operandi will be the next block. Problem faces East and is hidden until you are right by it.

 

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Modus Operandi  V5***

SDS in the chalked slots low. Move up on small crimps and slots to the giant horizontal slot that cuts the boulder.  Move straight up in fingery pockets. The crux comes towards the lip with a finger lock in one of the slots / pockets. I felt this problem had a some what committing top out.

First Ascent: Christian Baird and Luke Kretchmar 2002

 

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