Sounds like we were on similar paths this weekend.

I can't recall what Absurland goes at, but I think its 5.8 or 8+

As was stated here already the crux is low, but there are a few other moves that feel similar a dozen feet higher up.

It's a GREAT climb! I protected the opening move with a #2 bd cam then it was nuts all the way, nearly emptuied my mid size BD stoppers and dipped into the DMM walnuts again mid range sizes.

You can almost protect it like this:

1. grab the biner with your BD stoppers.
2. pick one
3. hold it up to the crack
4. move it up and down eying up the best spot for it.
5. let it fall in.

I actually experianced my nuts just gettting stuck in the crack and I moved them up and down (but thats a personal thing... )

Felt very similar to Thin Slabs (following the crack) to me. Its easeier to protect I think, but the stances from which you are doing that require a cool head. Past the opening move it overhung just enough to make a fall pretty benign if you were diligent in you gear placements.

Of course I climbed it this past weekend and if weather can ever be considered a factor then Sunday was an absolutely stellar day to tick it off.

Actually Of the 4 leads I did that day it was the most pleasent because although it was tough off the ground it was protectable and everything else I climbed it seems I was 20' up before there was anything to be had (P1 three doves, P2 Annie Oh!, P1 triangle)

I think if you are solid in the 8s and have Kens crack and Thin Slabs under your belt then you will love Absurdland!

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