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Flint Lock 

Hueco: V4+ Font: 6B+

Type:  Boulder, 8'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Jim Hausmann/Luke Childers
Season: Fall/Spring and Summers
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on May 28, 2009

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Start of Flint Lock.


This is the leftmost line at Pirates Cove.

Start on good low crimp rail and move up right to an ok right handed slop/crimp. Next pull onto the painful left handed, teeth-like, sidepull crimp. As fast as you can, bust up and right to the finishing jug on "2nd Mate", and top out.


It is located in The Pirates Cove just behind (North) of Gilligan's Island.


Pads and spot.

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The left most line is "Flint Lock."
BETA PHOTO: The left most line is "Flint Lock."
Watching the opening moves of Flint Lock. Three Si...
Watching the opening moves of Flint Lock. Three Si...
Flint Lock, no harder than V5.
Flint Lock, no harder than V5.

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By dan michels
From: boulder, CO
Aug 1, 2009

By Josh Mitchell
May 19, 2010
rating: V5 6C

Might be the best climb on the wall. Classic. Also I think you can start on this one and traverse right into the next line over for an interesting variation.
By Ben C.
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 8, 2010
rating: V3+ 6A+

In my opinion, this problem compares to the standard V3 (+) on the Redwall at Flagstaff. First two moves are SWEET.
By Eckhard
From: Denver, CO
Sep 9, 2010

Isn't most of Flagstaff considered SANDBAGGED?
By Ben C.
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 10, 2010
rating: V3+ 6A+

Haha definitely, I'm pretty sure the "+" was added to the grade by people who felt the same way.
By George Evans
Jun 4, 2011

Does this start on crimps or a jug? I think the description may be a little off. I started on a nice incut jug, made one short move to a lh jug, then a big lockoff to a RH edge before falling into the sidepull (which isn't as bad as the description suggests) and reaching to the finish jug for 2nd mate.... The line I did couldn't have been harder than a soft V4.
By Daniel H----
Nov 21, 2012
rating: V4- 6B


I did the climb the exact same way as George, seemed the most natural. Had no beta, just saw the wall, was my first time in the area.

Agree on the rating, definitely not harder than V4.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Sep 9, 2013

Yep V4 for sure! Nice little wall here!
By Matt Galchefski
Feb 25, 2014

Def. not V6, soft V4. Still prob. the most fun line on the wall.
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