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Fearful Symmetry 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C PG13

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Bonamici
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Submitted By: madisonchoss on Apr 28, 2011

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Establishing in the crack. Feels really hard in t...


Formerly the "Crack of Doom" project. Begin with your left hand in the crack and right hand on a jug sidepull. Make an easy move before diving into five moves of powerful yet technical climbing. A committing layback move guards the lip. Proud!


This boulder sits about 40ft to the north of the Massive Vertigo boulder. It faces downhill and it's pretty obvious when you see it.


3.5 pads make this safe feeling. Definitely consider covering the rock on the right with a half.

Photos of Fearful Symmetry Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cross through.
Cross through.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle.
Another angle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Travis working COD.  So close!
Travis working COD. So close!
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy at the start.
Jeremy at the start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crack of Doom.
Crack of Doom.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the crux.
Getting into the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on COD.
Ian on COD.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy locking it in.
Jeremy locking it in.
Rock Climbing Photo: Travis establishing on the pinch.  Crux appears to...
Travis establishing on the pinch. Crux appears to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hemberger getting up into the crack.
Hemberger getting up into the crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on the pinch.
Ian on the pinch.

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By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
May 2, 2011

Wow this looks really good!
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jun 16, 2011

We cleaned this up today, but no sends. It's a very hard line. IMO one of the best crack problems at the lake.
By Hemberger
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 16, 2011

Agreed. Super cool movement, super defined crux. Stoked!
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jun 17, 2011

Nic, if it had any face holds it wouldn't be so hard. This thing is all body tension, and terrible finger locks.
By Hemberger
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 17, 2011

Nic. You should send it. It may just need someone who knows there way around the cracks...
By Hemberger
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 17, 2011

I think it is 7+ for sure. V4ish into a stopper crux finger lock and match.
By Ian CB
Jun 20, 2011
rating: V9 7C PG13

Travis Melin almost did this the other day. I think if we had maybe 4 more pads to protect the drop he would have. I'm glad he didn't really go for it though, it could have been ugly. I got pretty high up on it too with a different sequence but it felt weird for sure. Good fun. Ian
By Tradoholic
Jun 21, 2011

It looked to me that this was going to finish left over the "pit of doom", is that where you guys are going?

Maybe it would take some gear in the crack ;)
By Dobbe
Jul 27, 2011

Cool line. Need some good temps to make that pinch feel better and I think it goes.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Oct 6, 2013

Peter B sent this today. Nice job man! Another long time DL project falls!
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Oct 7, 2013

Awesome, great job Peter!
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Oct 7, 2013

Sick! Nice work!
By Ian CB
Apr 24, 2014
rating: V9 7C PG13

This is a stellar problem. Definitely a true classic. Get on it. Trad climbers may fair well on this one.

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