So, I finally had my winter break from College up at NAU. When I got home my buddies took me to South Mountain and told me of the projects that have been made open. We looked at these, one being a slopey, compression roof problem, guessed to be v13. This was a bit to much. Then we stumbled upon a slightly overhung crimp rail traverse, to a few crux moves at the end leading to a fun, and secure top out. This line inspired me, and is guessed to be a v12. Since this I have worked it on several occasions, breaking it down and working every move. The crux move still is a bit much, going from a match on a slopey pair of crimps to a big left hand move to another crimp then finally hopping out right to a fantastic, life saving crimp! This has been my obsession this winter break and still continues to be. On another note, I have had one success out at South Mountain. Over by a giant boulder named the World boulder is a standalone roof. This has one sloped crack running up the middle. This route has been my success story so far, I finally got this and slapped a v8 rating on it, naming it two grunts and a squeak. Below is a link to the video of this route.
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