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Dissing Euros 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Stearns on Aug 23, 2011
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Pat topping out Dissing Euros


Start left of happy hunting grounds on thin sidepulls and edges. Throw hard for the upper holds.


Happy hunting grounds boulder. Start on the arete left of HHG and continue up and left.



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By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 24, 2011

Sit-start is V6, stand-start is V4. Head up and left. Best problem of its grade in Happy Hunting Grounds.

By Michael Stearns
Aug 30, 2011

The base must be affected by erosion. The "stand start" involved stacking two pads for me (5'11") and one pad for my partner (6'a lot").

By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 30, 2011

For as long as I can remember, the "stand" start has always been a reach for me (6'), and since the low moves flow so nicely, I simply worked it from the sit, not the stand. This is a problem that is actually more awkward to stand-start than to sit-start, because you seem to be entering the problem at a weird transition.

By Michael Stearns
Sep 2, 2011

I totally agree. I have no historical perspective for that erosion comment. I guess I was just assuming based on how awkward it felt.

By Bob Banks
Sep 6, 2011

The stand start has always been a stretch.

By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Oct 2, 2011

Stand start is a stretch? Where is the V4 stand start? On the sidepull and juggy crimp about 7ft up? And the V6 sit start is on the tiny crimps about waste height? What about the "middle way" stand start on the chest high left sidepull/crimp and either right undercling/sidepull crimp or further right sidepull. That seemed on the hard side of V4, but probably good. I can't wait to go back to it, I think I have good beta for the "mahayana start"...

By Luke Hetzel
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 16, 2011
rating: V5-6 6C+

I agree I feel like their is an intermediate start between the sit and REACHY stand start.. I am 5'8" and started easily with holds about chest height, but there were holds lower I could have sat down for, although it only added one move that didn't add much difficulty.

By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 28, 2012

The right-hand crimp for the sit-start is visibly flexing. It's only going to be a matter of days...

By Jon Hartmann
From: Ojai, CA
May 20, 2013

Good call Andy. I just went up there this weekend and lo and behold, broken right hand crimp. Guess what though? It still goes and at the same grade. How lucky.