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Bark Biter 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Paul Wagoner
Page Views: 1,397
Submitted By: Dave Marotti on Jun 9, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Bark Biter (58) and Venus Rising (59)


12 Feet. Climb the crack on the right side of the arete avoiding the generous corner on the far right. Really really really watch out for that tree. Above 1/2 of the way up, any fall you make will result in an unwanted slide with your back down the tree, and eventually face planting back into the rock.


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Photos of Bark Biter Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Venus Rising Cirque
BETA PHOTO: Venus Rising Cirque
Rock Climbing Photo: Squeeze
Rock Climbing Photo: Note the excellent tree spotting
Note the excellent tree spotting
Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching for the jug
Reaching for the jug

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By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 31, 2008
rating: V4 6B

I came off a couple times near the top while sussing out the moves and had no trouble from said tree. Decent problem. Lotsa gnats.
By Rob Riggleman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 30, 2008

While the tree is certainly close enough to stay on your mind while you climb, I fell off this problem a few times and had no trouble with the tree, either. I really enjoyed the problem - good, powerful sidepulls and gastons to a dicey fingerlock before the top-out jugs.
By Paul Jones
From: Madison, WI
Jul 11, 2009

I think Paul Wagoner had the FA on this one
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 27, 2011

So in Ian's new video, he combines Bark Biter and Venus Rising for a way more natural line. Calls it Penis Biter V6-7. In the video, it looks like the way the climb should have been done all along.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 4, 2015
rating: V4 6B

Well, despite my comment above from a few years ago, I saw a few people totally slide down the tree for the entire length of the problem this past weekend after blowing the exit moves. Yowch.

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