Alex Honnold made the first ascent, Lonnie Kauk made the second ascent and Too Big To Flail had two more ascents this week.

Alex Honnold made the first ascent of the stunning highball problem on the Luminance boulder in the Buttermilks which was featured in Reel Rock 7. Lonnie Kauk made the impressive second ascent in December, 2013. In Feb. 2014, Steven Roth and Ethan Pringle made the third and fourth ascents.

A total of 18 pads were used for the lower V10, the upper 5.12 slab is beyond any protection from the pads. “Pringle suggested that the problem in its entirety might be 5.13c/d,” as reported by the website DPM, see the full story with photos at DPM Climbing.

Alex Honnold on Too Tall to Flail  Photo Bishop Bouldering Blog

Alex Honnold on Too Gig to Flail Photo Bishop Bouldering Blog

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