Cincinatti Sua Slide
||Trad, Boulder, 50'
|Original: || Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]|
|FA: ||Kris Hampton and Ray Ellington|
|Page Views: ||769|
|Submitted By: ||JNE on Oct 25, 2010|
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This is likely Vedauwoo's longest roof crack. Start on a flake jug at the very bottom of the cave and climb rightwards through two big pods, afterwhich the crack bends and heads up the "Sua Slide", which is a long, rectangular tunnel. At the end of this tunnel, follow the crack through some funky offwidth moves as the crack bends again and spits you out of the cave. The only detraction is the fact that the moves right before the offwidth finish are very lowball, though that is forgiveable given the overall quality of the problem. A great and funky mix of many types of crack climbing with a touch of face climbing thrown for good measure.
Park in the main Central parking lot, right below the base of Old Easy. Scramble up the talus as if headed for MRC. About halfway up, veer to the climber's right and head for the large and distinct gully to the right of MRC. Just to the right of the gully and about half way up there is a distinct section of low angled water streaked slabs with a short vertical wall directly to the right of them. The exit of Cincinatti Sua Slide is on the right and at the top of these slabs, though you can't see the cave until you are right in front of it.
A spotter and maybe a pad for the lip moves.
4 days ago
2 stars for the climbing, a third for the crazy slide/elevator shaft feature.