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Flexible Demeanour

posted May 20, 2019, 12:03 PM by Mick Levin
It's been a big season of Pokemon catching at Mobeta, with yet another formally unrepeated Ghislain problem captured on video this weekend. Bring The Pain (V8) at Satellite might be as quintessentially a Nova Scotian slopey topout as you can get. Thanks to Zig for his vision and to Dr. Quinn for cracking the beta on this rig... which I did not admit to myself until I had tried several other methods unsuccessfully. While this problem is perhaps not likely to draw crowds, it climbs quite well and really does test a specific skill set needed for many other granite blocs elsewhere. 

https://youtu.be/NzflTf9i3AQ

Bring The Pain is named for an awful tiny crystal that Zig used for his left hand. To avoid having to touch that nastiness, I employed a technique I like to use known as the "Poltergeist". Poltergeisting is where you rotate your palms so your fingers point down to give you more skin on the rock during a desperate mantle. If done correctly, it looks like your arms are twisting around in their sockets as though possessed by a demon - but as you can see it's pretty effective. 


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