GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Answer: Rock Climb Like Brooke Raboutou

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Brooke wonders about her competitors if she should roast them slowly, or mince them fine and boil them, or sit on them one by one and squash them into jelly? Image:

It’s not too late to livestream Brooke Raboutou this weekend at the American Bouldering Series Youth National Championships! This week’s puzzle asked you to help Brooke get to the top of an indoor wall — like a maze. Refer to the post for the somewhat arcane rules, but here was the puzzle:

We had a number of spectacular answers this week, most of which used colors to show right and left hand movements. As far as I can tell, the following was the only legal solution:

In fact, the solution above was submitted by this week’s winner, Michael. Congratulations on winning $50 from ThinkGeek! And please let me know what you think about this puzzle format. I usually bat about .500 on off-the-wall puzzle types (no pun intended), and if this seems like a good one I might put it in the hopper for use at a future date. (If you follow this puzzle, you probably know I have a soft spot in my heart for probability and strange mazes…). Thanks for playing the puzzle and don’t forget to tune in on Monday when Judd contributes the next chapter in our puzzling lives.

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