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Countin' Dimes 

Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Alex Manikowski
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Submitted By: misha zavalov on Jan 3, 2010

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Awesome problem.

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This tall, beautiful face has at least a couple of routes on it, and although it may look a little chossy, all those tiny crimps and dime edges are solid. Directly in the center is a very cool line that climbs on tiny crimpers and very small edges for feet. It's slim pickings for holds, so delicate footwork and nice long reaches are involved. It's a pretty tall line, requiring a big move at the end as holds disappear, but the landing is pretty good with two pads. A few feet to the left looks easier, there's an arete to use, which would go at V3.


It's the last boulder out of the group. It is located right off the trail on your right side. It's maroon and has bright green lichen on it. It's very pretty, you can't miss it. This is the same tall face that I describe under the route (Project...).


Two pads.

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Misha finishing it up.

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By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 8, 2010

I wonder if this is the same as Alex Manikowski's Countin' Dimes V7/8, which is apparently a nice thin slab problem in the Upper Satellites.
By misha zavalov
From: Boulder, Co.
Jan 8, 2010

It is, Chip. I'm not positive he's the first acsentionist, but he might be. I was there when he climbed it, it was pretty cool. The route is sweet. But how did you know that Chip? It's not posted anywhere else.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 9, 2010

To answer your Q, I keep a close eye on a few areas on 8a. I don't remember this slab from my forays to the Upper Satellites, but that doesn't mean much other than I didn't put it up. Looks so good ... I'll have to check it out.
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Oct 17, 2011

Wow!!! I don't usually like slab problems, but this one is really good. Requires creative footwork towards the top....

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