Nic and I got to talking about the best problems this past sunday and the conversation of Beautiful Soup Direct came up. I genuinely think that the stand start direct version could possibly be the best problem at the lake. Decent landing, obvious start, cool crux sequences and a high topout on jugs.
What does everyone think? What's classic?
Here's my list of problems I've done:
1 - Slope of Dadaism - Simply amazing wall
2 - Big Bud Arete - Again, just an amazing feature
3 - Jenga - Such a good problem, classic in every sense
4 - Flatiron - History, holds, position, movement all make this a must do
5 - Moj - mainly for sentimental reasons for me
And my list of what I consider THE classic problems at DL, whether or not I've done them:
1 - Keymaker - Possibly the most imposing wall at DL
2 - Slope of Dadaism - I personally think this would hold the 'classic' label no matter where you put it
3 - Alpine Club - One of the most "Pure" lines at DL on some of the best rock in the world
4 - Big Bud Arete - Again, this would be classic anywhere
5 - Jenga - Perfect start holds, amazing movement and a perfect thank god jug
Runner Ups in my eyes would be (in no particular order) Smooth Operator, Flatiron, Greatest Show (might have to go on the list after it cleans up a bit), Burma Warmup, Super Slab, Pete's Pebble, Sex and Chocolate with a Cherry on Top, Moj, Pinball Arete (might be stretching it to call it classic but it holds an aura for sure), Starfish, Ejaculator and the Tombstone problems.
Those are just some of my favorites.
Very curious to hear what everyone else thinks.