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Baby Face 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Mar 31, 2006

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Zach Alexander sending Baby Face.

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Description 

This route ascends the NW arete of the Trac II Boulder. Begin with the right hand on the heavily chalked hold on the arete, 7 feet above the ground, and the left hand pinching a crimper sidepull 5 feet above the ground and 4 feet left of the arete (this start is reachy for shorties). Bring the feet up into a high stem, drop your left knee, and move left hand up to the high sidepull crimp. Adjust feet, and bump the left hand to the obvious 1/2" horizontal crimp. Move the right hand up the arete (crux?), then bump. The next pocket out left is relatively jug-like. Hit the lip and mantle easily. Descend the west side.

Location 

Facing DDD, walk left and then turn right into a corridor. Baby Face is the tall arete on the left.

Protection 

crash pads


Photos of Baby Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Baby Face V7 Hueco Tanks
Baby Face V7 Hueco Tanks
Rock Climbing Photo: Latching the jug on this classic!
Latching the jug on this classic!
Rock Climbing Photo: Danny Baker  Photo Credit: Dan Moncur
Danny Baker Photo Credit: Dan Moncur
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux move, going for the pinch.  This thing is...
The crux move, going for the pinch. This thing is...
Rock Climbing Photo: Once you hit the crimp, move the right hand to the...
Once you hit the crimp, move the right hand to the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the high crimp is also doable for the hei...
Sticking the high crimp is also doable for the hei...
Rock Climbing Photo: The first of two crux moves, hitting the high 1/2&...
The first of two crux moves, hitting the high 1/2&...
Rock Climbing Photo: Baby Face, V7, one of the best problems at Hueco. ...
Baby Face, V7, one of the best problems at Hueco. ...

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By chummer
Feb 6, 2008

I was working this problem once and watched Obe Carrion climb it in his TENNIS SHOES.
Best V7 at Hueco?
By DisturbingThePeace
Administrator
From: Denver, CO
Apr 29, 2010

The first move was by far the crux for me. It probably took me 20 tries to stick the first move (many of these were with the low feet that I just couldn't make the reach with). After figuring out the first move it was only a couple of tries to figure the rest of it out. So for shorties the first move is probably the crux.

I've also seen heel hook beta to get the first crimp, but holding the following swing looks hard.

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