.I came across this problem when I was 14. I looked at it...laughed...and truly understood the prowess of Dave Grahamn. I didn't see any holds...none. I'd seen plenty of boulder problems of the now established difficulty of the Ill Saint by the time I was 14. I knew what v13 holds were supposed to look like. These holds were just really fucking small. Ahead of it's time, the Ill Saint comes in not quite a classic, but still a wicked fun problem to climb on.
Because the description is a brief and vague in the New England Bouldering Guide....
Start matched on the dish my left hand is on with a good foot hold way out right.
This was the end of my best effort from the start. From these two crimps, one would go up to the lip with their left and do a rather tricky V7ish topout. Moving to the top is very hard!
Greg was also pulling hard that day nearly sending a problem adjacent to The Ill Saint;
Dopeman - V8.
Thus, giving us both good reason to return to Round Pond ASAP
Heel on the starting hold of Dopeman - V8
We put in the hours this day. Sunrise to sunset.