Black Streak Boulder
Located about 10 m further south of Dave’s Traverse, The Black Streak Bloc contains a number of slightly highball problems that will get the heart fluttering a little…
1) Horror Arete * V4
The striking tall arête yields via small sharp pockets and lay aways. Terrifying…
2) Black Slab * V2
The left-hand side of the slab.
3) The Black Streak *** V3
The centre of the slab, veering slightly right near the top.
4) Black Streak (Left) ** V4
A slightly harder variant on the slab, staying more in the middle and climbing through the bulge, avoiding the crack on the right.
5) Thin Crack Rib ** V3
The leftwards trending thin crack on the right side of the wall provides a tenuous and technical line.
6) The Black Rib (sds) V5
The rib on the right side of the boulder, starting from the two pockets in the middle of the face. An easier V3 stand start variant can also be climbed from the higher pocket and the crack to the left.
Located 20 m south of The Black Streak are two blocs sitting on the hill slope (Rocky’s Blocs). The contain a number of short, but testing, problems.
1) U Four (sds) * V5
The left side of the left arête of the bloc.
2) Claw (sds) * V6
Sit beneath the left end of the wall, realize how the problem got its name, and climb straight up the bulge with assistance from the left arête.
3) Slope Direct (sds) * V7
Left of the crack is a horizontal sloper, start on this and finish directly above.
4) Project (sds)
The sit start to the crack line.Come on all you strong kids! Pull your finger out and get this sent already…
5) V Ten (sds) * V7
From small crimps low on the wall, crank to the lip and mantle to finish.
6) Angels Traverse (sds) * V5
Start on the right of the small overhanging face and traverse the sloping shelf.
7) Rocky’s Traverse (sds) * V8
Start on the triangle shaped hold at the left end of the boulder. Make thin powerful moves right to the arete and continue around this on sloping holds to finish where the face steepens up.
8) Air Jet (sds) ** V4
Start on low crimps and make a rising traverse left and up via positive side pulls and pockets.