Black #145

Route #196

2024-02-20 · SBP Poplar

Challenging slab! The start is okay; getting up definitely requires some balance and care, but it's doable. But to move right, you need to switch to left foot on the black hold, which is scary, and then you're leaning far right on less-than-ideal angles. When grabbing to the big hold in the top-right, it's quite easy to barn-door, and it takes a surprising amount of strength for me to close the gap. I worked on this for multiple sessions before getting it.

I believe that a friend suggested mitigating the initial foot switch by establishing with left foot on that hold, which also sounds challenging to me. I tried this briefly but it didn't seem like my cup of tea.

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