Spectre | 8B Boulder problem at The Buttermilks

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Dave Graham
Added at 18:12 on 16 December 2021
Ryan Pasquill
Added at 17:12 on 17 December 2021
Jimmy Webb
Added at 17:02 on 04 February 2023
Brian Nugent
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Added at 11:12 on 17 December 2021
Katie Lamb
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Added at 20:04 on 11 April 2023
Sean Bailey
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Added at 08:12 on 28 December 2023
Shawn Raboutou
Added at 06:12 on 16 December 2021


12 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dave Graham Boulder | worked 10th Jan 2001
First ascent.


[1] https://vimeo.com/4730262

Fred Nicole Boulder | worked 20th Jan 2001
Tony Lamiche Boulder | worked 25th Nov 2002
2 sessions.
Ryan Pasquill Boulder | worked 2005
Kevin Jorgeson Boulder | worked 27th Dec 2009
Carlo Traversi Boulder | worked 15th Dec 2013 8B+ (hard)

Clearly a personal grade for this one. Could be the single best boulder problem in the world. Tried it on my first trip to Bishop about 11 years ago and have been obsessed with the line ever since. Throughout the years as I've grown as a climber it has always been in the back of my mind. Finding out that I wasn't tall enough to use the normal toe cam beta for the crux was devastating to me. Finally becoming strong enough to climb it without that beta represents a massive step forward in my personal climbing. Holding the crux swing is one of the hardest single moves that I've done on rock. [1]


[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/united-states/pollen-grains/sectors/unknown-sector-f6f0c/routes/spectre/

Jimmy Webb Boulder | worked 2014
Brian Nugent Boulder | flash Mar 2019
Katie Lamb Boulder | worked 10th Feb 2023 8B+ (hard)
Sean Bailey Boulder | worked Dec 2023
Shawn Raboutou Boulder | flash
Tyler Landman Boulder | worked