Big Baby Buddha (V8/9)

The original hard route at the Arch, put up by Jason Kehl in 2011. Start from the base and do a few tricky moves to gain the giant flake feature. Lock off to a couple of incut crimps to your right, then bust out, right-handed, to a pocket that is better than it looks. The next moves are stellar, needing sustained body tension and toe hooks, until you reach a jug, under and to the left of the bulge. Either a heel hook or do a semi-dynamic move to get you past the bulge and into the final mantel to top-out.  A couple of crimps on the bulge make these last moves less reachy. 

FA: Jason Kehl / ★★★☆


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