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Brown Star 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Andy Quillen and Shawn McCauley
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Submitted By: Jay Shultis on Jan 17, 2013

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Not to be missed if you love face problems, but has likely only seen less than a handful of accents. Stand start on pockets and shallow edges. Work up through some miniscule crimpers to a beautiful sloper topout. Originally SDS, I have a feeling that the tree has grown enough to make the SDS more awkward.


Located on the Left side of the Blok just left of a big tree.


pad, landing looks sketchy but the crux and topout put you over the small boulder to the left. Cover it with a second pad and it is a great spot to land. It actually shortens the fall.

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By shawn mccauley
Jan 18, 2013

The problem known as "the thing" V5 was called "brown star" and was a SDS and was sent in 1999 along with, the right traverse, and the problem known as "driver". All 3 done in 1999 by Andy Quillen and Shawn McCauley. the bouldering timeline goes back much farther than it (or the people) get credit for.
By Jay Shultis
From: Blacksburg VA
Jan 20, 2013

Awesome! as a SDS what grade do you give it?

Does the SDS start under the tree then? I checked out the SDS seems awkward, but def harder than the stand.

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