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Center Route 

Hueco: V10 Font: 7C+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V10- Font: 7C+ [details]
FA: David Twinam?
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Submitted By: Nate Weitzel on Nov 1, 2002

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Jay keeping centered....


Center Route is one of the harder lines in the Black Hole and is a stellar independent line up the center of the cave (hence the name). Start as for Cytogrinder, and use either the sickenly sharp "potatoe peeler" crimper, or the pocket of cytogrinder to move to a small undercling. From here a couple of left hand moves position you for the final toss to the "deck of cards" hold at the lip. Sustained and difficult movement best describe this line, requiring both power and technique. A great testpiece for the aspiring V10 boulderer.


Couple of pads are nice.

Photos of Center Route Slideshow Add Photo
Center Route starts in the same hole as Cytogrinde...
BETA PHOTO: Center Route starts in the same hole as Cytogrinde...
Brian getting the crimp.
Brian getting the crimp.
Brian on Center Route.
Brian on Center Route.

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 29, 2005

Young Doug...1st ascent by David Twinam...late '80s early '90s. Unrepeated for a long time.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Mar 16, 2010

I need to add...the first hold is the crimp, not the undercling that is frequently used and previously modified. The photo of Brian shows him using the correct hold (potato peeler). Doing it using the undercling is probably hard V8.
By Tank Evans
Dec 29, 2010
rating: V10- 7C+

More like V6 with the undercling....
Seriously though, the grade is the same whether you use the pocket or the peeler. It's just a matter of pain tolerance.
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