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Baby Face 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

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

Photo Credit: Dan Moncur
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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



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The crux move, going for the pinch.  This thing is hard to latch.
The crux move, going for the pinch. This thing is...
The first of two crux moves, hitting the high 1/2" crimp.  This move is a bit reachy.
The first of two crux moves, hitting the high 1/2"...
Baby Face, V7, one of the best problems at Hueco.  The Double Vision boulder is visible in the meadow beyond the Trac II Boulder.
Baby Face, V7, one of the best problems at Hueco. ...
Sticking the high crimp is also doable for the height-impaired, though the feet may be a bit different.
Sticking the high crimp is also doable for the hei...
Latching the jug on this classic!
Latching the jug on this classic!
Once you hit the crimp, move the right hand to the lower of two pinches on the arete.  Sticking this pinch is probably the crux move.
Once you hit the crimp, move the right hand to the...
Baby Face V7 Hueco Tanks
Baby Face V7 Hueco Tanks
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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
From: Albuquerque, NM
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.