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Big Red 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5 X

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
FA: Ian CB or Old School
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ian CB on Jun 9, 2012

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Yeah. Photo Peter B


From the right on a pedestal climb up the beautiful slab. Amazing and exposed climbing over a terrible landing. The crux is at the top. Could be easier but don't want to sandbag this one. I checked it out on a rope first.


Look up from the North Shore beach on the west bluff and a large boulder with a red face overlooks the beach about 200 feet up the hill. That is it.


Don't fall. I don't think it would be safe with 10 pads.

Photos of Big Red Slideshow Add Photo
Awesome climb
Awesome climb
Big Red, very aesthetic
Big Red, very aesthetic
Big Red.
Big Red.
The sweet landing.  Wouldn't be good to pitch off ...
The sweet landing. Wouldn't be good to pitch off ...
Sweet climb.  Peter B photo.
Sweet climb. Peter B photo.
Abel at the top
Abel at the top

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Sep 22, 2013
rating: V1 5 PG13

This is a beautiful slab climb. Easier than it looks, but you want to avoid falling.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Sep 22, 2013
rating: V1 5 R

I would say R/X but that's not an option.

I think if you fell (as unlikely as that would be) it would be 3 months before you could walk again, if you ever could.

Amazing problem.
By madisonchoss
Sep 23, 2013
rating: V0 4 R

Remo is sandbagging the safety thing here. It really comes down to how many pads you have / if you're lucky enough to hit them. If you have insufficient pads or you miss, Eggert is right, you could be seriously, seriously messed up.

I would not take this one lightly.

That being said, for those who can comfortably climb this thing: the boulder is big, the holds unique, the movement interesting, and the position incredible.

It deserves to be climbed.
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