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Bud White 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Todd M.
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Submitted By: Remo on May 19, 2009

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The Gentleman on the opening move.

Description 

Sit down start of Smooth Operator.
Start on slopey ledge down and right of the start to SO. Bump out left to crack and get into the start of SO. Top out same as SO


Location 

Smooth Operator Boulder


Protection 

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Photos of Bud White Slideshow Add Photo
Bud White:the sit start to Smooth Operator.
Bud White:the sit start to Smooth Operator.
Bud White starts on the two holds pictured and moves left into the crack system before moving up and right into Smooth Operator.
Bud White starts on the two holds pictured and mov...
Aaron getting into Smooth Operator.
Aaron getting into Smooth Operator.
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By SteveSchultz
Feb 10, 2012

One of the great mysteries of DL bouldering has been solved. Check out the picture for accurate info on where Bud White starts. Glad that this problem won't be lost anymore!

By Tony Brengosz
Mar 31, 2012
rating: V5 6C

I tried this a bit today, but couldn't get the nerve to top out. With Todd's beta this is likely V6 with the difficulty mainly coming from moving into Smooth Operator. However, I found that the most obvious and easiest way is to avoid the big move up right to the pinch, and instead move left to a jug and then up into the stand start. To me this was the most logical, but doesn't add much difficulty. It does however add a few cool, if somewhat dabby moves.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 1, 2012

This is a really great addition to Smooth Op! Four stars in my opinion.